Before you can begin your career as a deputy sheriff you must have obtained your Colorado P.O.S.T. Certification. As a new deputy sheriff you will be considered for a position in either the Detention or Patrol Division based on your qualifications. The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office does hire directly to the patrol division, but the applicant must possess a minimum of two years of Patrol Division experience with a Colorado law enforcement agency. The Detentions Division requires no previous law enforcement experience to start as a Detentions deputy. Detentions and Patrol both have extensive field training programs. As you gain experience, you may qualify to work in the Patrol division or Investigations division.
You are invited to complete an application for The Elbert County Sheriff's Office. Once you complete and submit the application, you will be contacted by Professional Standards to schedule an appointment to take an aptitude test administered by our agency.
Those who pass the aptitude test, will continue to the second phase. The second phase consists of a series of exams, including: oral board interview, CVSA, psychological exam, physical, drug test and background check.
To be considered, you must meet all of the following minimum requirements:
Entry Level Salary: $40,000.00, per year. Laterals depending on qualifications.
For additional information call Professional Standards at 303-621-2030 x6104. For scheduling, leave a message containing your full name, position you are applying for, and ten digit telephone number.
The Elbert County Sheriff's Office does have a Reserve program. A Reserve deputy is required to volunteer a minimum number of hours per month. A Reserve deputy may volunteer in both the Detentions division and the Patrol division. If interested in becoming a Reserve deputy, the minimum requirements and testing process are the same as outlined above. For further information regarding the Reserve program, please contact Professional Standards at 303-621-2030 x6104.