Sheriff's Office Employment

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is hiring for the positions of Detention Deputy, Detention Specialist, Patrol Deputy, Animal Control Officer and Records Technician. All full time/year round positions come with an excellent benefits package through Summit County Government, including medical, dental, vision, the county miCare Clinic, and retirement programs.

Detention Facility

The Summit County Detention Facility is a dynamic and energetic 94-bed facility with an average daily population of 57 inmates. We are looking for professional, outgoing people who have a great sense of humor, excellent communication, customer service skills, and attention to detail.  

Colorado POST certification is not required, but applicants must be able to meet POST certification standards. Applicants must not be current drug users. As the possession or use of marijuana is prohibited by federal law, this requirement also applies to marijuana. 

Meals are provided when on shift and are designed by a classically trained chef. Our restaurant quality food is the envy of detention facilities throughout Colorado! 

Summit County Government offers a down-payment assistance program for first time homebuyers, and the Summit County Sheriff's Office also has a volunteer deputy ski program for sworn staff.

Excellent benefits package through Summit County Government, including medical, dental, vision, the county miCare Clinic, and retirement programs.
Serious applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the on-duty sergeant to arrange for a facility tour and ride along at (970) 423-8977.

Summit County Non-Discrimination Guideline

It is the guideline of Summit County Government not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of sex, gender identity or expression, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, religion, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, on the basis of genetic information of the individual or family member of the individual, or any other protected basis that is unlawful under federal, state, and/or local law in applying or providing terms and conditions of employment. 

Summit County Government does and will continue to take Affirmative Action to assure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or on the basis of genetic information of the individual or family member of the individual.

Detention Deputy

Pay Range: $20.10/hr to $29.16/hr DOE

Detentions Deputies are sworn law-enforcement positions, responsible for the safety, security and orderly running of the detention facility. These duties include, but are not limited to: the booking and release of arrestees, inmates and detainees; Courts; transports across the state of Colorado and extraditions throughout the United States, assisting with Court Security duties, including security at the Justice Center and the DA's Office / Probation Office building; fingerprinting; taking mugshots; enforcing facility rules and regulations; conducting criminal investigations; making arrests; writing reports; professionally using the law enforcement radio system; assisting the Civil Division when needed; and, assisting the Operations Division as appropriate. 

Successful applicants will be trained in arrest control/ defensive tactics, firearms, Taser and pepper spray, in addition to over 80 hours of in-service training offered annually. Detention Deputies bid by seniority for twelve hour shifts; Sunday through Tuesday or Thursday through Saturday and work every other Wednesday. This normally works out to working four days with three days off and then working three days with four days off, with some exceptions for training weeks. 
Detention Application

Detention Specialist

Pay Range: $17.40/hr to $25.22/hr DOE

Detention Specialists are civilian positions responsible for assisting in the safety, security and orderly running of the facility. These duties include, but are not limited to: operating the Control Room in an efficient and orderly manner; answering phone calls; monitoring the camera system; opening secure doors and prioritizing movement throughout the facility; responding to intercoms; listening to and use of the law enforcement radio system; logging movement of trustees participating in the work release program; enforcing facility rules and regulations via the facility intercom system; logging entry and exit of personnel utilizing the Evidence Room and Armory; report writing as needed; and, responsible for monitoring the safety of the detention deputies, arresting officers, volunteers, community partners working in the facility and the inmates. 

Detention Specialists do not have any direct physical contact with arrestees, detainees, or inmates within the facility. Operating the Control Room is a fast paced, critical function within the facility and requires excellent prioritization, multi-tasking, and communication skills. 

The schedule for Detention Specialists may vary, depending on the needs of the facility. 

Detention Specialist Application

Please email with any questions. 

Animal Control Officer- Animal Control


Starting Salary Range: $17.40/hour or commensurate with experience and excellent benefit package.

Position Duties include: Enforcing Summit County Animal Control Resolutions and State Statutes pertaining to the care and control of animals; Issuing summons to violators of animal control laws and appearing in court as the prosecution witness when necessary; Capturing and impounding domestic animals, livestock, and wildlife as required; Investigating animal bite and neglect/cruelty cases; Providing education of animal care and responsibility to the public on a daily basis and through special presentations; Performing shelter administrative duties and kennel maintenance duties; Maintaining accurate records of impounded animals; Euthanize and cremate animals; Required to work weekends and be on call for after-hour emergencies 2-3 nights per week.

Must be 21 years of age. • Possess a valid Colorado driver's license. • Ability to lift 75 lbs. and pursue animals on foot. • Working knowledge of animal behavior. • Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports. • Data entry and MS Office skills. • Public relations experience • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Ability to deal with the public in difficult and emotional situations. • Background check required. • Animal Control Officer experience preferable.

Contact Summit County Animal Control at (970) 668-3230 for an application. Submit completed Sheriff’s Office Civilian application no later than 5:00 PM January 20, 2017 to Summit County Animal Control, 0058 Nancy’s Place, P.O. Box 5225, Frisco, CO 80443. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Animal Control Application

Records Clerk

Hiring Range: $16.92 entry hourly rate (S40) (with potential for up to a 10% increase above base), DOQ

Position Requirements:  Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well qualified Records Clerk. The position performs a wide range of specialized clerical work which involves receiving, filing, maintaining and releasing records related to criminal justice activities. The candidate must be able to process sensitive law enforcement data utilizing paper and computerized records management system. The position performs records checks, information requests from the District Attorney and law enforcement agencies, and does research for public records requests. The position is a back up to the front desk and public counter at the Sheriff’s Office located in the Justice Center in Breckenridge.

The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented professional with strong data entry, organizational, time management and communication skills. The candidate should have excellent customer service demeanor in answering phones and in-person questions in a high volume records management or other work environment, have strong written and verbal communications experience, be professional in directing and interacting with the public during times of emotional and stressful situations. 

The candidate will be experienced and successful in managing work projects and tasks and completing within established timelines. The selected candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to quickly absorb and understand unfamiliar subject matter. 

Required Qualifications: 1 year clerical experience. This can be accomplished through equivalency of professional administrative and customer service positions. Preference will be given to a candidate with a college degree and any experience working in the criminal justice and legal fields. Must be able to pass a background check, psychological test, polygraph and obtain a security clearance for work with Criminal Justice Records, have a valid driver license and be able to safely operate a motor vehicle. Candidates will be required to complete a Sheriff’s Office Civilian Application available at the Sheriff’s Office or online.

Application Deadline Date: Please submit a completed Sheriff’s Office Civilian Application and cover letter to Administrative Manager Adrienne Stuckey at PO Box 210, or at 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to  no later than January 27, 2017, by 5 p.m.  

Records Clerk Application


Now Accepting Applications for Patrol Deputy

Interested parties should download a Patrol application after reading the basic requirements below. 
Basic Requirements

Job Description 

Patrol Application

Hiring Process: 

  1. Initial application process
  2. Written Testing
  3. Oral Board
  4. Complete a Personal History Questionnaire
  5. Background Investigation
  6. Integrity Interview
  7. Psychological Testing
  8. Polygraph Examination
  9. Executive Interview
  10. Successful completion of the FTO program

Testing for these positions will be TBA. Qualified candidates who are selected to move forward into each phase will be informed by phone or email. 

A completed application may be mailed directly to the Sheriff’s Office at: 501 N. Park Ave./P.O. Box 210, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or may be scanned and emailed

Please email  with any questions.

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