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Deputy - Desk

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$21.57 $28.38 $3,738.73 $4,919.11 $44,862.00 $59,029.00


Provides the initial point of contact to the Larimer County Sheriffs office to the public by phone or lobby service. Provides public services including reception, fingerprinting, sex offender registration, concealed carry weapon registration and provides information to the public, outside agencies and agency staff. Provides the public a convenient method of reporting crimes and losses. Responds to low priority calls for service. Monitors building access.


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.  

  • Receives general supervision from higher level sworn personnel.
  • Exercises no supervision.Provide information to the public, outside agencies, and office staff concerning Sheriff's Office operations, procedures, and regulations; assist both the public and employees in person or on the phone.
  • Interact directly with visitors to the agency; ensure log in and out of visitors to Sheriff's Office buildings; issue visitor badges; ensure appropriate security is maintained in allowing visitors into the building.
  • Prepare investigative and other reports using appropriate grammar, symbols and mathematical computations. Assign case numbers, type reports and enter the data into the Tiburon RMS/JMS and disseminate reports.
  • Effects arrests, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs. Subdue resisting suspects using maneuvers and weapons; resort to the use of hands and feet and other approved weapons in self defense. Conduct search and transport to the Detention Center.
  • Collect fees, issue receipts, and balance cash box.
  • Maintain accuracy, confidentiality, and security of all records and work area; respond quickly and call for assistance to deter unauthorized entry into the building; determine when assistance is needed with unruly individuals in the lobby area.
  • Maintain certification to enter information in NCIC/CCIC system.
  • Utilize computerized paging system to send informational and emergency pages to employees as required.
  • Load, unload, aim and fire handguns, shotguns, and other agency firearms under conditions of stress that justify the use of deadly force and at levels of proficiency prescribed in certification standards.
  • Fingerprint a variety of individuals, including probation and parole clients, sex offenders, court-ordered offenders, license and concealed weapons applicants, the public, and employees, in accordance with standards established by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; enter appropriate data into system; obtain accurate print records that meet state and federal fingerprinting standards; maintain fingerprinting equipment; maintain inking station for taking fingerprints when machine is unavailable.
  • Initiate and handle case reports in person or by phone including interviewing and collecting information pertinent to the case. The cases include check fraud, missing persons, runaway juveniles, vehicle trespass, vehicle theft, theft, criminal mischief, forgery, lost or found property, citizen assist, private vehicle tows, suspicious circumstances, cold burglaries, gas drive off and follow up.
  • Collect and preserve evidence and log as required by department policy. Fill out appropriate paperwork for lab analysis.
  • Relieve patrol deputies of low priority calls in order to ensure the availability of deputies for immediate response to serious and emergency calls.
  • Conduct VIN inspections at the department or take patrol car to inspect VINs out in the field. Pick up found property such as bicycles, safes, etc. and transport to department or to evidence storage units with evidence specialist.
  • Accept Civil Unit papers and monies after-hours and make out receipts.
  • Track abandoned impound vehicles and prepare paperwork to be forwarded for disposition.
  • Prepare alarm status notices for signature and mailing; answer basic questions generated by such notices, and refer callers appropriately.
  • Administer sex offender registrations; collect fees and registration forms; maintain sex offender books. Conduct field compliance checks by physically contacting offenders at their listed residence to ensure offenders have provided current information.
  • Assist in county search and rescue operations.
  • Provide information to the public, outside agencies, and office staff concerning Detention Center operations, procedures, and regulations; assist both the public and employees in person or on the phone. Answering and directing telephone calls and visitors, and monitoring response levels and customer satisfaction; track and reconcile fees; respond to difficult questions and customers.
  • Relieve detention deputies in housing areas during emergencies.
  • Perform background investigations and clearance through the NCIC/CCIC system.
  • Maintain knowledge of current Colorado Revised Statutes and Larimer County ordinances.
  • Operate a law enforcement vehicle as needed.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Law enforcement terminology and procedures.
  • A variety of major and minor provisions in criminal and civil law procedures.
  • Colorado statutory law and constitutional law.
  • Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Customer Service techniques and methods.
  • Office filing and record keeping systems.
  • Operation of standard office equipment including fax machines, copiers, and computers.
  • Routine software and business applications, including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.
  • Variety of techniques used in law enforcement in patrol, investigations, and crime prevention.
  • Operation and care of firearms.
  • Fingerprinting requirements.
  • First aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and AED techniques.
  • Procedures and processes related to assigned area policies and procedures of the Sheriff's Office and Detention Center.
  • Constitutional case law pertaining to the Detention Center environment.
  • Colorado criminal laws that pertain to the Detention Center environment.
  • First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Communicate effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
  • Demonstrate communication skills in court and other formal settings.
  • Endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with hostile views and opinions of suspects and other people encountered in antagonistic environments.
  • Maintain sensitive and confidential information.
  • Accomplish the assigned workload in a timely manner and meet established performance standards and objectives.
  • Be highly professional and courteous in dealing with the public.
  • Understand the organization and operation of the County and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
  • Perform duties independently without close supervision.
  • Follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Use office automation systems, including basic proficiency with computer applications such as email, word processor, spreadsheet and database look-up and/or entry.
  • Maintain detailed records and files.
  • Obtain a CCIC/NCIC certification.
  • Perform typing functions within required words per minute.
  • Work independently without close supervision.
  • Learn and apply Colorado Revised Statutes.
  • Operate general office machines and equipment and fingerprinting equipment.
  • Maintain proper use and care of firearms as required.
  • Operate law enforcement vehicle during both day and night.
  • Qualify quarterly with firearm, and yearly with arrest control and driving.
  • Communicate effectively and coherently with the general public, law enforcement agencies, professional agencies and Detention Center staff.
  • Perform data entry, update, research, storage, and retrieval using a variety of computer systems; maintain appropriate records and files.
  • Maintain accuracy, confidentiality, and security of all records and work area.
  • Work in a secured environment; in such position, would be responsible for screening visitors and make decisions that may affect the safety of the facility.
  • As required, serve as a resource person to the public or other employees in giving out information and referring inquiries to the proper staff or agency; make independent judgments on types of information to be provided based on a broad knowledge of requirements of the position as well as knowledge of how previous similar incidents were handled.
  • As required, work a variety of shifts.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • No experience required.
  • High School diploma or GED supplemented by specialized training in Administration of Justice, Police Science, Public or Business Administration, or in a related field.
  • Currently certified or conditionally certified as a peace officer in the State of Colorado.
  • Current first aid and community CPR certificates.
  • Possession of a valid Colorado Drivers License.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to pass Larimer County Sheriff's Office pre-employment physical examination for Deputy.
  • Must have acceptable eyesight to perform Deputy duties.
  • Must be able to run from dark into light or light into dark.
  • Must have appropriate voice skills to be clearly understood on the telephone, radio, and in public contacts.
  • Must have acceptable hearing to hear well on the telephone, radio, and in public contacts.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, or walk for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to walk up and down stairs.
  • Must be able to run for short or long distances, change directions quickly while running, and run up and down stairs.
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, stretch, twist, reach, kneel, crawl, squat, climb, and balance.
  • Must be able to jump or leap over small obstacles.
  • Must be able to push or pull to manually open or shut heavy doors and/or force doors open.
  • Must be able to climb ladders or stairs or climb up to and down from higher levels using unconventional methods.
  • Must be able to climb through small openings or crawl or maneuver in small confined areas.
  • Must be able to work in hazardous or dangerous work areas or situations.
  • Must be able to engage in physically strenuous activities to perform Patrol Deputy duties, including using physical techniques to control persons; push or shove person to defend self; wrestle people to the ground or on the ground; break up fights between people; operate extinguishers or other fire equipment; etc.
  • Must have fine and gross motor skills; hand dexterity; use of fingers, hands, and arms; and good grip strength to perform Patrol Deputy duties, effectively use firearms, operate equipment, etc.
  • May be subjected to caustic, flammable, or other hazardous materials.
  • Must be capable of working under stressful situations.
  • Must have quick reactions.
  • Must be capable of going from stationary to exertion in an instant.
  • Must have good cognitive skills and awareness of work accuracy.
  • Must have ability to concentrate on more than one task at a time and to make independent decisions.
  • Must have ability to concentrate on more than one task at a time and to make independent decisions.
  • Must be able to get into and out of vehicle repeatedly.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, drag, or push 100 pounds, both alone and with help.

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