Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications - Sheriff

Minimum Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • 18 years old, 21 for Deputy positions
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Integrity, responsibility, and good judgment, demonstrated by personal, work and criminal histories
  • Physically capable of performing all essential job demands of a deputy sheriff
  • Patrol Only – Colorado State peace officer certification

The following will disqualify an applicant:

  • Any felony conviction
  • Commission of any felony, including illegal drug use, in the previous three years
  • Any domestic violence conviction or restraining order
  • A DUI/DWAI conviction or driver’s license suspension/revocation in the previous two years;
  • More that one DUI/DWAI conviction in lifetime
  • Falsification of information on the application or elsewhere in the process

Preferred qualifications:

  • College education (criminal justice, psychology, or social sciences are most applicable)
  • Bilingual (particularly Spanish)
  • Work and life experiences that develop communication and problem solving skills
  • Computer and typing skills
  • Law enforcement, military or emergency services experience


Sheriff Personnel
303-441-4917 regarding deputy and security employment

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Main: 303-441-3600
Alternate: 303-441-4444
Fax: 303-441-4739


Sheriff's Headquarters
5600 Flatiron Parkway
Boulder, CO 80301
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Head Quarters Lobby Hours:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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