Lake County Government
  • Leadville, CO, USA
  • Depends on Qualification
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits Eligible

Current annual salary range: $43,000 - $45,324 + Benefits 

This list may not be inclusive of the total scope of job functions to be performed. Expectations, Duties and responsibilities, and Qualifications may be added, deleted, or modified at any time. Duties listed on this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types to work performed. Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Must be able to perform all essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodations

Expectations & Duties:

Patrol Deputy

  • Shall complete a full Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP)
  • Time management is essential for reports, training, patrol, and meetings.  
  • Deputies generally work alone or with minimal guidance or supervision. 
  • Patrol Deputies must be self-motivated and display a good sense of self-initiative.
  • Sound judgement is required as Deputies are expected to provide guidance to citizens and make immediate decisions, up to and including, using deadly force during critical incidents.
  • Shall be responsible for daily enforcement of Colorado Statutes and Lake County Ordinances.
  • Patrol Deputies shall maintain a proactive approach to enforcement.  Patrol deputies are responsible for the daily reports and shall ensure reports are complete, accurate and prepared for distribution to the Court Clerks and D.A.
  • Shall assist in the day to day operation of the Sheriff's Office and perform tasks and duties associated with agency contracts and MOUs.
  • Will learn and assist in other divisions of the Sheriff's Office as needed.
  • Shall investigate crimes perpetrated within Lake County.  May be directed to assist with investigations carried out in other jurisdictions, write arrest warrants and affidavits, as well as execute search warrants and arrest warrants.  May be required to interview or interrogate suspects and make arrests without benefit of a warrant.  
  • Must be capable of chasing suspects in vehicles or engaging in a foot chase.  May have to use reasonable force to facilitate an arrest and may, in extreme cases, be required to discharge a weapon or otherwise employ deadly force.
  • Shall conduct duties so as to respect the legal rights of the citizens with whom they interact.  
  • Required to be proactive in daily duties, and keeping with the principles of community policing, are expected to perform business checks, give directions to citizens and guests, and attend community functions such as youth meetings and community meetings.
  • Shall be required to participate in, and successfully pass, quarterly firearms training and not less than 40 hours of arrest control training annually.  
  • Must be capable of employing the current Arrest Control program utilized by the Office, which includes gross and fine motor skills, kicks, strikes, pressure points, joint locks and handcuffing.
  • Responds to priority calls regarding public disturbances, criminal, civil, or emergency situations. Directs activities on site unless relieved by a supervisor. May provide emergency medical assistance, traffic control, and otherwise ensure attention is given to general public safety.
  • Detects and prevents criminal activities by surveillance of assigned business and residential areas. Notes possible criminal occurrences and takes steps to prevent criminal actions. Promotes crime prevention by initiating contact with businesses and residents including explaining applicable laws, soliciting cooperation in crime reporting, and otherwise creating a good rapport with citizens.
  • Investigates crime scenes and traffic crashes, assists other officers. Identifies, collects, and preserves evidence, and interviews witnesses, and suspects.
  • Enforces traffic laws and vehicle codes and promotes pedestrian safety.
  • Prepares a variety of handwritten, typed and/or keyboarded reports related to crimes, accidents, and other duties. Maintains logs, completes forms and prepares reports as requested.
  • Provides a variety of related police services including transporting prisoners, providing assistance to motorists, resolving domestic disturbances, public speaking before civic and non-civic groups, and testifies in court.
  • Makes forcible and non-forcible arrests.
  • Operates specialized and non-specialized police equipment including a police car, firearms, handcuffs, leg cuffs, radios, and other related equipment. Uniformed, sworn personnel are required to wear a ballistic vest.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Must be 21 years of age and have current Colorado POST certification by time of hire.
  • 60 College credit hours or 2 years active military service.
  • Must possess & maintain a valid Colorado driver's license and have a satisfactory driver's record.
  • Must not have any felony convictions or misdemeanors designated by POST or any significant prior criminal activity.
  • May have continuous and random drug testing.  The Sheriff's Office does not allow use of Marijuana while employed within.
  • Must pass all required examinations within the testing process to include comprehensive background investigation, written test, oral interviews, physical, polygraph, and psychological exams
  • Be able to pass firearms qualification, TASER qualification, and arrest control & defense program.   
  • Must have the ability to satisfactorily hear with or without correction.
  • Must pass physical and be able to complete all expectations and duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.  

Working Conditions & Physical Demands:

  •  The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Deputy Sheriff encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  While performing the duties of this job, the Patrol Deputy frequently works in outdoor weather conditions, exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration.  This type of work involves a significant amount of time spent in a patrol vehicle and has a high degree of exposure to hazards and danger (from traffic hazards to the danger of inherent in working with career criminals and emotionally unstable persons).  Working conditions can be highly stressful.  This position also involves shift work including weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed.  The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Patrol Deputy to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing this job, the Patrol Deputy is frequently required to sit and talk, or hear.  The Patrol Deputy is occasionally required to stand; walk; run; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Fluently read, write, and speak English. The physical demands category is classified as Very Heavy (exert in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects). Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The State of Colorado and the Lake County Sheriff's Office are At-Will employment jurisdictions. At-Will means either employer or employee may terminate employment with or without cause or notice. The Lake County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

A Lake County Deputy must be able to complete a physical exam performed by the Office designated physician which consists of, but is not limited to, the following examinations:

-Urine Drug Screen

-Height & Weight

-Vision Screening

-Hearing Screening

-Postural Evaluation

-Upper and Lower Body Orthopedic Screen

-Grip Strength Analysis

-Balance Testing

-3-Minute Step Test


*Note: Additional testing may be required based on results of the physical evaluation and physicians' examination.

*Post-Employment is conditional on ability to successfully complete interagency arrest control and firearms qualifications and successful completion of the Field Training Program.

Applicants selected to move forward in the process may be required to complete additional screening questions or test. 

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