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Detention Certified Deputy Sheriff (Lateral)

Jefferson County, Colorado

Jefferson County, Colorado

Colorado, USA · Colorado, USA · United States
Posted on Sunday, June 16, 2024
The Department Certified Detention Deputy Sherriff is assigned to the Detention Services Division, work involves classifying and assigning inmates to jail housing, explaining rules and regulations, maintaining security and control of an assigned area of facility, preventing violence and supervising inmate activity, directing visitors, supervising distributions of meals and services to inmates, operating central control panel, preparing various reports and logs, conducting periodic inspections, collecting and submitting evidence related to crimes, testifying in court and assuming other duties of Deputy Sheriff, as directed by policy, procedure and post orders. Work requires that the employee cooperate and work closely with other investigators, deputy sheriffs, line supervisors, other law enforcement agencies and the public. Employee is subject to the usual hazards of general law enforcement work.

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Sheriff Detentions Division

Management Level

Individual Contributor

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for Standard Benefits which includes dental, medical, and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, and tuition reimbursement.


  • 1:1 salary compensation for years of Deputy experience in a similar sized agency.
  • Recruiting for this position is ongoing. There is no application deadline.
  • Attends additional areas of detention facility, maintaining security and control of inmates and jail; prevents inmate violence, breaking up fights and subduing combative inmates, as necessary; performs crisis intervention as needed, including suicide prevention, etc.; reviews incident reports from previous shift; and conducts cell searches for contraband, as required. May provide field training and evaluate new deputy sheriff recruits, planning and coordinating training through regular meetings of field training instructors. Escorts inmates within the detention facility and maintains safety and security of the Minimum-Security Facility and Work Release Unit.
  • Utilizes computerized data entry equipment and various word processing and database programs to enter, store and/or retrieve information on inmates. Summarizes data in standard reports. Prepares various logs, forms and reports, documenting movement and activities of inmates, grievance allegations, incidents of violation of rules, notable behavior, potential safety hazards, problems with facility hardware, criminal activity, etc.
  • Maintains control of inmates’ activities, including supervising distributions of meals, commissary razors, medications and other items to inmates; supervises visitations of inmates and assists visitors; and inspects items brought to jail for inmates. Communicates with inmates, giving information and directions, mediating disputes, listens to and investigates inmates’ complaints; resolves inmates’ conflicts and problems; and makes recommendations to Disciplinary Board or Administrative Sergeant, as appropriate.
  • Operates central control center panel and monitors security cameras and television monitors to view areas of detention facility, as assigned; performs visual and audio surveillance of doors and activities of inmates and staff; receives inquiries and provides information as requested; controls outside entries, elevators, doors, etc., ensuring entry and exit of authorized persons; and responds to fire alarms and radio panic alarms, determining the location of the Deputy Sheriff in need of assistance and directing deputies to help.
  • Assigns inmates to housing locations in the detention facility; supervises inmates during booking process and advises inmates of rules and regulations; and escorts inmates and locks prisoners in assigned housing locations.
  • Attends seminars, clas ses, training and le ctures, etc., as appropriate, to enhance and maintain knowledge of trends and developments in the field of corrections. Appears in court as a witness to give testimony.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Lateral Detention Certified Deputy Sheriff candidates must have experience in a similar sized agency's detention facility. Experience will be matched at a compensation ratio of 1:1 per year of detentions experience.

A minimum three weeks of mini-skills training will be required upon hire.


GED, High School Diploma


Work Experience: Minimum one year




Enforcement & Protective Services