Sheriff Deputy - SHERIFF

Date: Mar 17, 2024

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  SHERIFF

Pay:  $26.06 per hour / $57,592.60 annually  

Work Schedule:   


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


Patrols County areas, enforcing law and protecting life and property, operating radar, securing compliance with traffic regulations, and performing investigations at the scene of a crime or traffic accident, and performing related follow-up duties. Assists District Court Judges by protecting prisoners while in court, when out of the confines of the jail, and investigation and apprehension of persons charged by warrant or subpoena, as well as the service of civil process.

  • Patrol County routes/residential areas to provide a visible deterrent in uniform and in marked cars, enforce traffic laws and protect life and property; monitors areas for signs of any criminal activity; patrols for suspicious persons or vehicles.
  • Detects drunk drivers and performs sobriety tests.
  • Checks buildings to ensure they are secured.
  • Responds to call for assistance and complaints of crimes; enforces state statutes by performing warrant, felony or misdemeanor arrests; directs traffic at crime scenes and assists stranded motorists.
  • Serves as first responder to provide aid and assistance to victims of automobile injury accidents; assists Fire/EMS.
  • Secures and protects crime scenes by establishing boundaries, detaining suspects and witnesses, locating/identifying evidence and briefing supervisors/detectives on their arrival; performs traffic accident enforcement activities; interviews witnesses and collects, preserves, and packages evidence.
  • Work special assignments, such as search and rescue, natural disasters, and public vehicle accidents as directed by supervisor.
  • Investigates traffic, home, public and occupational accidents by recording measurements and diagrams, taking photographs and preparing reports concerning incidents.
  • Inspects roadways, bridges, traffic signs, and signals routinely; herding cattle and livestock off of roadways.
  • Enforces traffic laws through the issuance of traffic citations and warnings, and arresting individuals in violations of the law such as DUI, and speeding and traffic control device violations.
  • Conducts search and rescue operations for missing and overdue persons, motorists, and aircraft; assist in manhunts for dangerous criminals.
  • Serves criminal and traffic warrants on both felony and misdemeanor suspects; assists in guarding and transporting prisoners during hours that the warrant/prisoner escort section is not in operation.
  • Conducts inspections to monitor illegal activities and provides suggestions for crime prevention.
  • Maintains availability for court appearances and testimony; assists the DA’s Office in preparing presentation of testimony and/or evidence; responds to subpoenas by attending court trials and provides court testimonies as required; attends driver s license and mental health petition hearings.
  • Assists emergency response agencies and County services such as EMS and Fire in emergency situations, may also assist the coroner’s office in the investigation of fatal accidents.
  • Assists detectives by gathering physical evidence, taking photographs and investigating various crime scenes; also assists in serving search warrants.
  • Assists the U.S.A.F. Security Police.
  • Serves as weather watchers reporting damage and assisting in the tracking of severe weather.


Job Standards:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Must be at least 21 years of age. Valid KS Driver’s License. State of KS Law Enforcement Certification, upon successful completion of Sedgwick County Law Enforcement academy.  Successful completion of the applicant process and Civil Service certification.  No record of criminal conviction, diversion, or expungement of any felony or crime of dishonesty, or the equivalent under the uniform code of military justice.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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