Deputy Sheriff - Patrol
Fort Collins, CO 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
$35.58 - $45.41 Hourly
FC 2501 Midpoint, CO
Job Type
Sheriff's Office
Job Number

One Agency. One Mission: Public Safety.

If you have 3 or more years of experience as a certified law enforcement officer/deputy, please exit this application and apply for the "Experienced Patrol Deputy (Lateral Program)" job opportunity.

Behind every strong law enforcement officer is an even stronger family.

This is true not only for home life but also for the family that supports them at work.

Come work for a family that supports you in the good times and the trying times; that recognizes you when you've made a difference in someone's life or in the community you serve and protect; a family who believes in you and will do everything they can to help you be successful.

We protect and preserve life, liberty, and property by providing superior public safety services in Larimer County. We hire the best of the best. While it's not easy to get hired at LCSO due to our high standards, you'll know it was worth it once you're on board. The opportunities to get involved in collateral duties such as Honor Guard, SWAT, Drone Operator, are limitless. We offer excellent training, top-notch tools to do your job, take-home cars, and a beautiful County to work and call home.

Are you up to the Challenge?

Qualified candidates are eligible to go through our lateral selection process and if hired will be placed at the top of the seniority list based on years of service. Patrol Deputies are able to enjoy a life-work balance with schedules that allow for three or more consecutive days off. Retirement benefits include 401a, 457 Plan, and Social Security.

We encourage cultural diversity and inclusion throughout Larimer County which benefits our community and enables us to serve everyone throughout the county.

Larimer County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) has an in-depth, robust training program with lots of opportunities for collateral duties such as SWAT(Archer), K-9, Bomb squad, FTO, mentoring, etc. Larimer County is over 2500 square miles of varying terrain, offering opportunities to partner with Emergency Services in disaster-related challenges, such as fires and floods. As an LCSO Deputy, you will work with a team that has passed a rigorous hiring process and upholds a high standard of integrity and professionalism.

LCSO is a family-oriented culture that enjoys giving back to our community. By working towards the same goal we protect and preserve life, liberty, and property by providing superior public safety services in Larimer County.


A Certified Deputy with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office performs a full range of law enforcement duties, including protection of citizens and crime prevention work.

Specifically, a Patrol Deputy:

  • Answers calls for service; complete appropriate and required paperwork; testify in court; resolve conflict; complete required training; communicate clearly with citizens and other law enforcement professionals; dispense information to those who need it.
  • Responsible for the protection of life and property; prevention of crimes; apprehension of criminals.
  • Enforces Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations.
  • Effects arrests under various circumstances
  • Determines when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest, and when appropriate force may be used and to what degree.
  • Enforces laws and ordinances while protecting the rights of citizens.
  • Gathers information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects, and confidential informers.

to view the complete job description and full salary range for a Patrol Deputy.

Sheriff Justin Smith encourages forward-thinking, servant leadership, and a sense of family among all sheriff's office members. Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Sheriff's Office is an agency of over 400 family-oriented employees, dealing with a range of responsibilities to include support services, patrol, jail, fire, search and rescue, and investigation duties. If you are seeking a career, have a desire to serve your community, and want to work alongside others with the same mindset, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office is a great place to call home.

Larimer County is located in the heart of North Central Colorado, extending west to the Continental Divide, north to the Wyoming border, and is home to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Over 300 days of sunshine each year provide Larimer County residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a wide spectrum of recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, and camping.

An hour north of Denver, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and offers a diverse culture of education, breweries, historic charm, a thriving economy, and is a bike-friendly community. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found in the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.

The City's long list of acknowledgments includes:

  • #10 in "Healthiest Places to Live" - 2017
  • #17 in Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers, 2018
  • #14 in Top 100 Best Places to Live" -, 2018
  • Bicycle friendly -- Earned Platinum Award from League of American Bicyclists, 2017


  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must be currently Colorado POST certified or Certifiable by date of hire
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Current first aid and community CPR certificates by date of hire
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Driver's License.
  • No criminal convictions as defined by Colorado POST

We strive to be skilled, hard-working, resourceful, and prepared. We are looking for talented, career-oriented men and women to join our team. This position to Colorado POST certified or certifiable candidates.

If you possess integrity, tolerance, patience and want to put your people skills toward serving your community, this position is perfect for you! We hope you'll consider being part of our team!

  • Shift work required.
  • Shifts require working days, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.

Successful applicants will be required to meet all of the following qualifications prior to hire:

  • Must be 21 years of age by date of hire
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Cannot have a felony conviction
  • No convictions involving domestic violence
  • No use of illegal drugs within the past five years
  • No use of marijuana in any form within the past two years
  • Pass integrity questionnaire
  • Pass a written examination
  • Pass the following physical fitness agility test based on the Essential Job Functions, with or without reasonable accommodation
    • 1.5 mile run in 16 minutes or less
    • Physical Agility Course similar to the LawFit course. Applicants will receive an outline describing the course.


For all temporary positions, sick leave and our Employee Assistance Program are available and other benefits may be available.

Larimer County offers the following for all Regular/Limited Term positions:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits.

  • Flexible Spending Accounts / Health Savings Account

  • Short and Long Term Disability.

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Basic Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment

  • Accident Insurance

  • Critical Illness Insurance

  • Retirement Plan 401(a) with employer match.

  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation.

  • Paid time off including vacation, sick, and holidays.

to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.
Supplemental Information

Larimer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment in all employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law or regulation.

"We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender variance, marital status, genetic information, military status, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors."


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
$35.58 - $45.41 Hourly
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
3+ years
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