Arapahoe County Deputy Sheriff Patrol 2019 in Aurora, Colorado


**_The above salary range is projected for 2019 and is pending approval.

The 2019 projected hiring range is $55,459.50 - $73,247.22 (pending approval) The current (2018) hiring range_ is $53,071.72 - $70,093.40 Annually Salary depends on education and/or experience **

_You are required to be Colorado P.O.S.T. certified by April 2019 _


The Physical and Written testing will be held in the mornings on January 5 and 7, 2019. Your application will be reviewed and you must receive an invitation to attend one of these exam dates.

*Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office does not send people to a P.O.S.T. Academy (Police Academy). *

Performs a variety of complex law enforcement duties. Enforces Federal and State laws and County or City ordinances for the protection of life, health, safety, welfare and property.


The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. In addition, the County reserves the right to change the duties and essential functions of this job at any time.

Performs routine patrol duties for the purpose of preventing, detecting, and responding to suspicious or illegal activity. Respond to calls for service on an emergency or non-emergency basis. Conducts initial investigations of crime scenes/incidents to obtain pertinent facts and information. Conducts interviews of witnesses, victims, participants, or suspects at a scene of an incident or crime. Collects and preserves evidence and property at an incident or crime scene. Arrests suspects involved in misdemeanor/felony criminal activity. Writes citations to individuals for minor violations of the law. Prepares reports, forms, and documents related to patrol activities. Utilizes in car computer system to: write reports, self-dispatch to calls for service, obtain call history, obtain history and in-house records on contacted individuals. Appears in court as a witness/complaint to provide testimony. Provides assistance, direction, and support to persons in need during non-law enforcement emergency and non-emergency situations. Is committed to a high standard of safety laws and all of the Sheriff's Office policies and rules and must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel. Maintain regular and acceptable attendance at a level that is determined at the Sheriff's Office discretion. Is available and willing to work such overtime per day or per week as the Sheriff's Office determines is necessary or desirable to meet its needs. Is available and willing to work such weekends and holidays as the Sheriff's Office determines are necessary or desirable to meet its needs. Follows and supports the mission, values, organizational philosophies, operational principles, code of conduct and policies and procedures of the Sheriff's Office. May have to act as incident commander until a higher ranking person assumes command. Performs related duties as required and assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all inclusive. 1. Spends 60% of the time sitting and 40% of the time either standing, walking or running while in the field or office. 2. Must possess sufficient strength to carry a human being from a hazardous area (average - 150 lbs.). 3. Frequently pushes, pulls, climbs, balances, stoops, kneels, crouches, reaches, handles and feels while in the field and office. 4. Must possess sufficient physical capability to overcome and restrain a combative or resistive subject. 5. Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the two way radio, intercom system and telephone. 6. Auditory capacity enabling the detection of sounds related to criminal or suspicious activity. 7. Visual and fine/gross motor skills enabling the use of a firearm, office and field equipment. 8. Visual and fine/gross motor skills enabling the safe operation of an emergency vehicle during normal, emergency, pursuit and hazardous weather situations. 9. Visual capacity including color vision in order to distinguish color/descriptions of vehicles, suspects, victims and other relevant objects. 10. Olfactory sensory capabilities to detect criminal/hazardous situations.


Colorado P.O.S.T. Certification

Applicants must be able to effectively communicate in written and spoken English.

Minimum Age for Applicants is 21 years.

High School Diploma or GED

Working knowledge of law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and equipment.

Working knowledge of the policies, procedures and methods utilized by the Agency.

Working knowledge of Federal and State law, County ordinances.

Ability to maintain Agency proficiency standards in the use of firearms.

Ability to safely operate a County vehicle in normal and adverse conditions.

Ability to define community policing as an evolving organizational strategy and personal philosophy based on a set of values emphasizing problem solving partnerships with neighborhoods which create and improve communities.

Ability to acquire skill in the use of related office and field equipment.

Ability to use computers as required by position.

Ability to successfully complete in-service/mandatory training.

Ability to act with tack and impartiality.

Ability to read and understand applicable Federal, State and local laws.

Ability to remain calm and respond appropriately to emergency and/or threatening situations.

Ability to protect oneself and others in threatening situations.

Ability to physically subdue and control unruly and resisting individuals.

Ability to perform law enforcement duties requiring good psychological and physical condition.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, which includes, but is not limited to, superiors, fellow workers, court officials, witnesses, other law enforcement officials and the general public.

Ability to pass established annual physical testing.

Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English.

Supplemental Information

REQUIRED EXAMINATIONS: The screening process for any position within the Sheriff's Office may include written test(s), an oral interview, skills test(s) and/or other selection methods designed to measure applicants' ability to perform the essential functions of the job they are seeking. Required examinations may also include:

  • Physical Agility Test
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Medical Examination, including a drug screen.
  • Background Investigation. This will include, but is not limited to contact with the applicant's former employers, associates, neighbors and other pertinent sources. Applicant's military history, school records, police records and driving record will also be investigated. All examinations are conducted by qualified/licensed individuals designated by the Sheriff's Office at the Sheriff's Office expense.

EXPECTED DURATION OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS: Due to the nature of the application and selection process for the Sheriff's Office, applicants can reasonably expect the application process to take a significant amount of time to complete before a decision is made to hire or not to hire. Typically, it takes approximately 8 to 12 weeks from the date of application to complete the entire selection process. The length of time it takes to complete the process can vary depending on a variety of factors. Please note that this is an estimated duration of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources Section at (720) 874-4118.

WORK SCHEDULES: Employees are required to work the time periods and/or shifts, rotational and/or stationary, and location assignment, consistent with the needs of the Sheriff's Office.

DUTY ASSIGNMENTS: All applicants hired by the Sheriff serve at the pleasure of the Sheriff of Arapahoe County and may be assigned to any of the agencies bureaus, sections or units at the discretion of the Sheriff or his duly appointed representative. Employment is at the will and pleasure of the Sheriff, per Colorado State Statute: 30-10-506. Written policies and other manuals do not alter the at will status of employment.

COMMUNITY POLICING: The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office is committed to the implementation of the community-policing concept. Community policing is an organizational strategy and philosophy which emphasizes problem solving partnerships between the Sheriff's Office, neighborhoods and businesses, working together to create a better quality of life within the community.

INITIAL STATUS PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: Successful applicants are subject to an initial status period of employment. This initial status period is 12 months for deputies. The initial status period is regarded as part of the applicant's examination process and will be utilized for purposes of employee evaluation, training and adjustment to the demands of the profession. New employees, who fail to perform satisfactorily during the period, may be separated from the Sheriff's Office, depending on the circumstance of each case.

APPLICANT DISQUALIFICATION FACTORS: Applicants are advised that areas for disqualification from further consideration include, but are not limited to, the following: * Illegal Drug Use. Applicants who have recent illegal drug usage will be disqualified. Recent drug use includes marijuana within 1 year and all other illegal drug use within the past 5 years. All other illegal drug use will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. * Any felony conviction * Driving Record * Outside activities which may be deemed a conflict of interest * Revelation or discovery of assaultive behavior * Documented record of prior work performance * Unsuccessful completion of any basic requirement * Inability to perform the essential functions of the position * Police history - type, frequency and nature of contacts(s). * Providing false or misleading information during the application / selection process.

Additional Specific Disqualification Factors for Deputy Sheriff * Misdemeanor convictions that affect an individual's Colorado P.O.S.T. Certification. * Domestic violence conviction * Permanent restraining order as a result of domestic violence

It is the policy of the Sheriff's Office to not discuss the reasons why applicants were not selected for hire. There is no flexibility to this policy. Applicants may be notified of their disqualification at any point in the selection process. If you receive such a notice, it simply means that you do not meet our standards at this time. Receiving this notice does not indicate that you are ineligible to apply with other agencies.

POLICY ON REAPPLICATION Applicants who failed a written test may reapply and retest no sooner than six months from the date they took the written test. All other applicants who are disqualified can reapply with the Sheriff's Office no sooner than one year from the date of notification of non-selection.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. EEOE M/F/D/V We are an equal employment opportunity employer, who fully supports and complies with ADA.

Salary: $55,459.50 - $89,193.53 Annually

Location: CO 80112, CO

Job Type: Full-time

Department: Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office

Job Number: 03456

Closing: 12/29/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

Agency: Arapahoe County

Address: 5334 S. Prince Street Littleton, Colorado, 80120

Phone: (303) 795-4482