Sheriff’s Detention Deputy

Minneapolis, MN
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $63,772.80 – $83,735.69 Annually.

Position Summary:

This is a full-time benefit-earning position.
This position is internally classified as a Sheriff’s Detention Deputy.

Essential Functions:

  • Fingerprint, secure, transport, and release inmates.
  • Conduct property and physical searches.
  • Supervise custody of inmates and visitation.
  • Staff security control rooms.
  • Conduct regular security checks of the facility and housing units.
  • Ensure inmate pretrial rights, arrange court appearances, and verify disposition of inmates returned from court.
  • Respond to emergency situations and perform first aid when necessary.
  • Maintain records on inmates; write reports on incidents occurring in the jail.
  • Inventory and secure inmate cash and property.


  • You must be 18 years old or older.
  • Two or more years of full-time approved work experience (e.g., supervisory or lead worker roles, customer service in guest/customer facing positions in hospitality, retail, sales, etc.)
  • Two or more years of military duty.
  • Completion of two or more years of college or vocational technical course work.
  • Experience working in a high volume, fast paced environment where crises and priorities change rapidly.
  • Experience working as a Detention Deputy or Correctional Officer.
  • Basic knowledge of computers/computer programs (e.g. Microsoft Office and Outlook or another similar email system).
  • Knowledge of the rights of pre-trial inmates.