Deputy Sheriff- Patrol
Anoka, MN 
Posted 17 days ago
Job Description

We are inviting professional and positive individuals to join the Anoka County Sheriff's Office as a Deputy Sheriff in our Patrol Division. Our members follow the mission, "To protect and serve the community in a manner that preserves the public trust." The Anoka County Sheriff's Office promotes teamwork, fosters a positive working environment, and maintains a reputation and tradition of excellence.

Come join our team where you can serve the Anoka County Community while enjoying the perks of work life balance! This includes 24 days paid of flexible time off and 12.5 holidays your first year. Work schedules are 12-hour shifts, with a 5 day stretch off every other week. Anoka County offers high-quality, low-cost medical, dental and vision benefits, including plans with $0 monthly premium and $1,000 (single) and $2,000 (family) annual HRA Contribution. We are also an employer that qualifies for Public Student Loan Forgiveness.

Starting salary $76,065 ($36.57 per hour), with top pay of $102,814 ($49.43 per hour) achieved after 7 years. After successful completion of probation, assignment opportunities available include Court Security, School Resource Officer, Fraud, Narcotics, General Investigations, S.W.A.T., K-9, Marine Unit, Field Training Officer, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), and Mobile Field Force.

In order to be considered for this position, information to support your answers must be included in your application. A resume attachment is optional and cannot be used in place of this application.

If becoming a Patrol Sheriff interests you, please visit our website at for more information about our six divisions that serve Anoka County. From there you can link to our Facebook and Instagram accounts to see some of our day-to-day experiences with the community. Also follow us on Twitter (@AnokaCoSheriff) to check out recent press releases regarding law enforcement activity in the county and neighboring communities. These positions are represented by Law Enforcement Labor Services.

These full-time, non-exempt positions serve from the Anoka County's Sheriff's Office in Andover

Pay & Benefits

  • Starting salary: $76,065.60 ($36.57 per hour).

  • 2023 Anoka County Salary Schedule Grade 2106: $76,065.60 to $102,814.40 ($36.57 to $49.43 per hour). Advancement and professional opportunities exist for individuals motivated to move up within Anoka County.

  • 24 days of paid flexible time off and up to 12.5 paid holidays.

  • Comprehensive insurance, including medical, dental, vision, flex benefits and more

  • Medical and dental clinic exclusive to employees, located at the Anoka County Government Center.

  • Pension plan and other retirement investment options.

Learn more about our robust benefits package by going to our website

Work Location

  • This position will serve from the Anoka County's Sheriff's Office located at 13301 Hanson Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304

  • Work schedules are 12-hour shifts, with a 5 day stretch off every other week.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
These examples are not all inclusive and are intended to be illustrative of primary responsibilities of an Anoka County Deputy

  • Responds to calls for assistance by citizens in distress or other public safety agencies within Anoka County.

  • Enforce all laws including, but not limited to, county/city ordinances, state and federal laws and statutes, trafc laws, and motor vehicle regulations.

  • Conduct preliminary investigation of crimes and accidents and provide follow-up investigative work as needed.

  • Respond promptly to motor vehicle, home, rearm, and recreation accidents; and medical emergencies such as sudden illness and accidental deaths.

  • Administer rst aid and CPR until medical personnel arrive on the scene.

  • Transport prisoners, psychiatric patients, and inebriated patients to and from jails, hospitals, detoxification centers, and other jurisdictions.

  • Provide courtroom security and maintain discipline in courtrooms.

  • Patrol streets, roads, highways, snowmobile trails, lakes, and rivers to ensure compliance with laws by observing suspicious cars, persons, or actions.

  • Conduct sales of real estate and personal property in accordance with foreclosure and lien laws.

  • Perform various administrative and specialty assignments as directed; prepare accurate and complete logs, records, and reports.

  • Prepare court testimony and testify in court regarding investigation procedures, information, and evidence collected.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be licensed by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officers Standards and Training or be eligible to be licensed by start date of employment

  • Must be a United States citizen.

  • Must possess a valid Minnesota Driver's License (or be eligible to obtain such). Must never have been convicted of a felony.

  • Must successfully complete an oral examination demonstrating possession of skills necessary to the accomplishment of the duties and functions of a peace officer.

  • Must be able to credibly testify in court.

  • Must abide by all local, state, and federal laws.

  • Must pass a job-related examination of physical strength and agility consistent with the duties of police officer.

  • Must undergo a thorough physical and psychological examination and successfully pass a thorough background investigation.

No tattoos, scars, or brands that qualify as "Unauthorized Tattoos" under the Sheriff's Ofce Policy 1044.3 are allowed under any circumstances by any member of the Anoka County Sheriff's Ofce. Tattoos that cover more than 50 percent of the exposed area of the arm while wearing an unaltered short-sleeved shirt must be covered by a long-sleeved shirt while the employee is representing the Anoka County Sheriff's Ofce. The exposed area is the area from the bend of the wrist to the shirt sleeve. Tattoos on the head, face, neck, or hands are prohibited.

Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. (Complete policy available upon request)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities needed:

  • Knowledge of criminal justice system, court procedures, applicable technology such as computer, radio, intercom, and other security/emergency equipment.

  • Ability to see, hear, remember and to analyze facts, exercise sound judgment and coordinate efforts to resolve problems.

  • Ability to engage with all people, including inmates, on a fair and impartial basis and in strict condentiality.

  • Ability to tolerate the stress associated with working in a potentially dangerous environment, deal with stressful situations, effectively handle emergencies, threats or harassment in a calm manner while maintaining control and de-escalating the situation.

  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time, bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, crawl periodically, lift and carry or drag objects/people weighing up to 100 pounds when responding to emergency situations and subdue inmates as necessary.

  • Must demonstrate personal characteristics of highest integrity, honesty, and trustworthiness consistent with effective detention work.

Selection Process

It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. This information will determine which candidates will proceed in the selection process. A submitted application is also used to verify the answers to any supplemental questions.

Pre-employment Requirements

Anoka County has determined that successfully passing a pre-employment criminal/driving background check, drug screen and DOT physical, and/or other qualifications checks may be necessary for certain positions. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the County to obtain to conduct such screenings and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.

About Anoka County

As the fourth largest county in Minnesota, we depend on the diversity, dedication, determination, and innovation of our employees. We offer a wide range of career opportunities for people with a variety of personalities, abilities, knowledge, and life experiences who can come together for the single purpose of serving Anoka County's 363,000 citizens in a respectful, innovative, and fiscally responsible manner. If your career aspirations resonate with our mission, we invite you to Find Your Path with Anoka County!

Commitment to Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment

Anoka County is committed to the principles of our Affirmative Action Plan and Equal Employment Opportunity. It is the policy of Anoka County to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, marital status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, physical ability, sexual orientation, or age except where such status is a bona fide occupational qualification. It is the policy of Anoka County to make employment decisions in a manner that will further our Affirmative Action Plan and Equal Employment Opportunity.

If you require accommodations or have any other questions regarding this job posting, please call the Anoka County Human Resources Department at 763-324-4300 and reference the posting title and number. If you have questions about the hiring process, please visit:

Disclaimer: Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position at the time this job description was written. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and all employees in this position are employed "at-will."

Anoka County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, please see our EEO policy:

Anoka County is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the policy of Anoka County to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, or age except where such status is a bona fide occupational qualification. It is the policy of Anoka County to make employment decisions in a manner which will further the principles of equal employment opportunity.


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