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Job Title : Patrol Deputy I
Job Description :

Deputy Sheriff I

Box Elder County has an opening for a Deputy Sheriff I with the Sheriff’s Office. The Deputy Sheriff I performs technical law enforcement work in enforcing the laws and protecting the citizens of Box Elder County.


Those interested in this position must be a high school graduate or equivalent and either in the Law Enforcement Academy, have graduated from the Utah P.O.S.T Law Enforcement Certification Training or is presently certified as a Law Enforcement Officer in Utah.  Applicants must have a valid Utah Driver License, be able to pass a Sheriff’s Office Background Check and be able to pass a Drug Screen.  Applicants must have no history or record of arrests, except for minor traffic and no record of alcohol and drug use.  Presently being or becoming a resident of Box Elder County is preferred but not required.


Certification or enrollment in the Law Enforcement Academy is required for this position.  If an individual were offered a position and are currently in the academy and not yet certified, they would be designated as a Deputy Trainee and the pay grade would be significantly less than posted for Deputy I until certification is achieved.  Box Elder County does offer year for year pay for previous experience in Law Enforcement.  Take home vehicle option available. 


A copy of the job description is posted at  Interested parties should submit an application and NPOST test results or copies of certifications to Box Elder County Human Resources. Posting will remain open until filled.  Applications can be obtained at



Class Title:                  Deputy Sheriff I          

Department:              Sheriff                        

Division:                      Patrol                                     

Revised Date:              July 2015

Grade Number:          25




Performs technical law enforcement work in enforcing the laws and protecting the citizens of Box Elder County.




Works under the general supervision of a Patrol Sergeant.




May assume command over other deputies in the absence of a higher ranking officer.




Patrols assigned areas of Box Elder County in a police vehicle or on foot; responds to calls for assistance; secures crime scenes for evidence searches; makes preliminary investigations and interrogates complainants, witnesses and suspects. Provides follow-up assistance on related cases.  Photographs and collects evidence and helps process crime scenes.


Apprehends suspects and testifies in court as appropriate.

Works closely with Social Services, Family Services, and Mental

Health, and Juvenile Court.


Directs traffic, issues tickets for moving and criminal violations and investigates accidents involving motor vehicles; prepares and submits accident, offense, arrest and other forms and reports as necessary.


Assists other police agencies in Box Elder County.


Performs all duties with due regard to personal safety, and safety of fellow officers and the public; assists in safety training of other deputies.


Escorts prisoners to and from courtroom or from one location to another; subdues unruly prisoners if necessary.


Serves processes, notices, summonses and subpoenas.



Performs related law enforcement duties as required.




  1.          Education and Experience:


  1.   Graduation from a standard senior high school,





  1.   Law Enforcement Certification through POST




  1.   Any equivalent combination of education and



  1.          Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Working knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and equipment; working knowledge of Box Elder County geography; some knowledge of applicable laws and ordinances and departmental rules and regulations.


Reasonable skill in the use of firearms and the operation of police vehicles as determined by the department.


Ability to observe situations, record them and react quickly and calmly; ability to deal effectively and courteously with fellow officers and the public; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to act with tact and impartiality; ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; ability to meet necessary special requirements.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and/or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk or run; use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, controls, or tools; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; negotiate up and down stairs, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste and smell. You may be required to subdue unruly prisoners or arrestees.


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception.


Required to participate in the Physical Testing that is held twice a year. This testing will consist of either an obstacle course or standard testing utilizing Utah POST Exit Standards as the guideline.



SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (Certificates, Licenses, etc.)


Must have successfully completed Utah State POST Training.

Must successfully complete a Field Training Program (FTO).

Must satisfactorily complete a twelve (12) month evaluation period as Deputy I.

Presently being or becoming a resident of Box Elder County is preferred but not required. If you choose to live in the county you will be issued a take home vehicle. If you choose to live outside the county your assigned vehicle will be parked at the Sheriff’s Office in your off time and you will be required to provide your own transportation between your home and work. Therefore it will be a mandate that you are in your vehicle and ready to respond to calls at the assigned duty time.

Must complete a minimum of 40 hours of POST Training each year.

Must be able to perform essential functions of the job.

No criminal record or drug use.

Must have a State of Utah Driver’s License.





Background check and interview with promotional authority.

Revised 07/2015


Salary : Starting at $18.62/hour, depending on experience
Contact Info : Diane Olson 435-734-3313 or