Experienced Deputy Sheriff - Patrol (Lateral Program)
Fort Collins, CO 
Posted 6 days ago
Job Description
$81,577.60 Annually
FC 2501 Midpoint, CO
Job Type
Sheriff's Office
Job Number

One agency, one mission: public safety.

Are you a P.O.S.T. Certified deputy with at least three (3) years of experience, desiring to work for an outstanding agency in a beautiful location?

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 through providing superior public safety services in Larimer County.


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.

  • Effectively communicates to provide information, directions, mediations, and de-escalate situations and resolve conflicts..
  • Effects arrests and processes and transports prisoners using handcuffs and other restraints..
  • 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.
  • Subdues resisting suspects using approved techniques of arrest control, defensive tactics, and weapons; resorts to the use of hands, feet and other approved weapons in defense of self or others.
  • Pursues fleeing suspects.
  • Performs searches of people, vehicles, buildings, and large outdoor areas which may involve detaining people and stopping suspicious vehicles and persons.
  • Conducts visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.
  • Engages in law enforcement patrol functions that include walking on foot patrol and physically checking the doors and windows of buildings to ensure they are secure.
  • Loads, unloads, aims, and fires handguns, shotguns, and other agency firearms under conditions of stress that justifies the use of deadly force and at levels of proficiency prescribed in certification standards.
  • Operates a law enforcement vehicle during both day and night, in emergency situations involving speeds more than posted limits, in congested traffic, and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice, and snow.
  • Performs rescue functions to include, administering emergency medical aid, lifting, dragging, and carrying people away from dangerous situations, securing and evacuating people from areas, and extinquishing fires.
  • Performs crisis intervention activities to include, suicide prevention, recognizing and addressing abnormal behavior.
  • Gathers information and collects evidence.
  • Prepares investigative and other reports, sketches, and drawings, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations.
  • Contacts and cooperates with other agencies related to the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders.
  • Testifies and attends court and speaks in other formal settings as necessary.
  • Initiates and responds to radio communications.
  • May participate in County search and rescue operations.
  • Utilizes protective equipment including self-contained breathing apparatus and other air filtering devices.
  • Reads, comprehends, prepares, and processes legal and non-legal documents.
  • When a local declaration of emergency or disaster is declared by the Board of Commissioners, all Larimer County employees may be required to work as a Disaster Service Worker.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for the performance of the job.

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age by date of hire required.
  • Colorado P.O.S.T. Certification required. [Recruit: Obtain Colorado P.O.S.T. Certification upon completion of Academy].
  • 3 years or more experience as a Patrol Deputy
  • Current first aid and community CPR certificates required.
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License required.
  • No criminal convictions as defined by Colorado P.O.S.T. required.

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.

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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
$81,577.60 Annually
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
3 years
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