Newly hired deputies are not required to begin in the jail. Those with Colorado State Officer Certification may apply directly for patrol deputy positions.
Patrol deputy duties include:
- Criminal and traffic enforcement and investigation;
- Dispute mediation and resolution;
- Response to and coordination of wild land and structure fires, and search and rescue;
- Assistance with traffic accidents, medical emergencies and other public safety duties;
- Community oriented policing;
- Working with other law enforcement agencies and Sheriff’s Office divisions;
- Other varied calls for service, addressing quality of life issues.
Patrol deputies start their employment in a thirteen-week field training officer program. After successful completion of training, they are assigned to a district, working out of the Criminal Justice Center, or a substation located in one of the communities we serve. Shifts are twelve hours, with three and four days off on alternate weeks, and are bid on a yearly basis.
As deputies gain experience they become eligible for many specialty assignments including;
- Traffic/DUI enforcement,
- Boulder County Drug Task Force (BCDTF),
- Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T.),
- Hostage negotiations,
- Canine (K-9) Unit,
- County parks and open space,
- Field training officer,
- Mounted patrol,
- Crime prevention,
- Community service/school resource officer
- Bomb technician.
For more information and a complete Patrol Deputy description.
The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office also has a variety of civilian positions available.