Deputy Sheriff

Denver Sheriff Department - CorrectionsOne - Denver, Colorado

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$58,025.00 annual
Top Pay:
$80,856.00 annual

Job Description

Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of the Denver Sheriff Department and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. 

The Denver Sheriff Department is currently seeking 60 qualified applicants for the position of Deputy Sheriff to begin on July 8, 2019.  We encourage you to apply as soon as possible in order to be considered for the July 2019 Academy.

Denver is home to the largest Sheriff Department in the state of Colorado.  The DSD is comprised of two divisions with diverse operations staffed by nearly 1000 uniformed and non-uniformed members.  These operations include two separate jails, security for the District and County court systems, state inmate transportation, extradition duties, fugitive and K-9 units, a Work Release facility, Vehicle Impound Facility and security at Denver Health Medical Center.

The mission of the Denver Sheriff Department is to provide safe and secure custody for those placed in our care and to perform all our duties in a manner that is responsive to the needs of our diverse community.

As a Deputy Sheriff you will be required to work at the Denver County Jail or the Downtown Detention Center, and all employees must be able to successfully work in assignments at either facility. Recruits and employees are required to be flexible in their work schedules; available to work nights, weekends and holidays; able and willing to work in any DSD facility, willing to work amongst inmates and the public; and able to work within small and/or confined spaces.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a 16-week Recruit Training Academy. Recruits are exposed to 16-weeks of intensive training on a variety of subjects, including but not limited to Physical fitness, Inmate Management, Firearms, Emergency driving and report writing.

Additional Information

This position offers:

  • Competitive salary
  • Outstanding benefits to include medical, dental, vision, health savings, life insurance, retirement plans and more
  • Comprehensive pregnancy policy for employees to utilize
  • Denver Sheriff Department employees and their immediate families will receive 25% educational grants at the Colorado Technical University. Potential savings of up to 30% on tuition and the opportunity to complete your education up to 30% with CTU Fast Track.

The Denver Sheriff Department is approved and recognized by the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training, which allows eligible veterans the opportunity to utilize their GI Bill Benefits during the six (6) month Deputy Sheriff training (which includes field training).  For additional information please visit for more information.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Deputy Sheriffs must work a variety of shifts and lead, supervise and interact with individuals from various socio-economic backgrounds in a variety of unique situations.
  • Performs entry-level to full performance level protective services work for Denver County by providing for the security, care, custody and safety of Denver County inmates and the public in detention, medical, court and transportation settings.
  • Enforces departmental and post orders to ensure inmate security in detention, medical, court and transportation settings including activities such as conducting inspections for contraband, maintenance and safety hazards, taking charge of work details and observing inmate health and behavior and controlling movement of inmates and the public within the facility.
  • Transports inmates between detention centers, police stations, courts, medical facilities and other destinations.
  • Verifies inmate identity, authority to transport and confirms proposed route of travel.
  • Processes inmates for book-in by reviewing inmate charges, court orders and legal status to ensure proper custody and disposition and prepares records for necessary classification.
  • Inventories and receipts for inmate property and personal clothing and for equipment, supplies, uniforms, keys and weapons.
  • Computes good time and release dates, informs inmates of means of release and detention policies and verifies satisfaction of all charges.
  • Prepares and processes work release orders, bonds, census reports and other records and reports.
  • Investigates fights, theft, accidents and other incidents occurring within the institution by preserving the crime scene and maintaining the chain of evidence.
  • Provides testimony in court.
  • Requires meeting certification standards and qualifications in the use of firearms and other tactical weapons.
  • Interacts with others to influence and motivate them; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.
  • By position, may be assigned to dispatch sheriffs and vehicles and monitor their movement and current location.
  • By position, may be assigned to search vehicles at the Vehicle Impound Facility.
  • By position, may be assigned to perform administrative duties, such as performance of in-service and academy training; service of civil process for County and District court; conduct research to develop new policies and procedures or participate on hiring panels or in internal investigations.
  • Any one position may not include all the duties listed. However, the allocation of positions will be determined by the amount of time spent in performing the essential duties listed above.

Assessment Requirement

_The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law. _

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Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 years old by the academy start date
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • Experience: Applicants must posses a valid Driver's License at the time of applications and for the duration of employment. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements to apply.

To be considered for a Lateral Deputy Sheriff position, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Current or recent Level 1 Peace Officer as defined by Colorado Revised Statutes or if the applicant possesses a current Level 1 Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification. (for information on the requirements of State Peace Officer as defined by Colorado Revised Statutes, please visit: TRANSCRIPTS of your POST Certification or state/municipality equivalent MUST BE ATTACHED;
  • Not currently under Internal Affairs investigation for any reason, nor any sustained discipline for the last 3 years;
  • Minimum of three (3) years of law enforcement experience equivalent to that of the duties of Denver Deputy Sheriff positions while employed full-time;
  • Currently employed full-time as a Peace Officer within a Sheriff Department or Police Department; OR laid-off or retired within the last twelve (12) months from such AND have been in good standing at the time of lay-off or retirement.
  • Hiring pay for laterals in 2019 will be $61,543 to $72,950 and will be determined by number of years of relevant experience.

Contact Informaton

Janelle Orozco

Denver Sheriff Department - CorrectionsOne
490 W. Colfax
Denver, Colorado 80204
phone: 720 865 4141

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