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Centerview, Missouri 64019
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Sheriff's Deputy Job Description

06/02/2015 Sheriff's Deputy Job Description

The Johnson County Sheriff’s is continually accepting applications Deputy as well as Detention Officers.  The Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes any interest by qualified applicants and encourages those wanting employment with us to complete and submit the application to our office at 278 S. W. 871 Road, Centerview, Missouri 64019.


Effective January 1, 2016, the Johnson County Sheriff’s has initiated a policy relating to the hiring process for the position of Deputy Sheriff. The new policy now requires a P.O.S.T. Certified Officer to work in the Detention Facility for a minimum of six (6) months before they are eligible to apply for an Enforcement position UNLESS the applicant has at least one (1) year prior police experience as a P.O.S.T. Certified Police Officer. The purpose of this new policy is to expose the new Detention Officer to a wide variety of situations as well as allowing him or her to perfect their communication and coping skills as it relates to the inmates held in the facility. After the new Detention Officer has completed his or hers (6) six month period, then they will be able to apply, test and interview for an enforcement position when one becomes available.


Below is a job description associated to each of those positions;


Deputy Sheriff, Patrol:

Serves as a Patrol Deputy under the supervision of the Patrol Sergeant and Patrol Corporal(s),. The Patrol Deputy is a commissioned, certified peace officer, sworn to serve and protect persons and property in Johnson County.  The Patrol Deputy possesses all the powers of the Sheriff of Johnson County and is to assist the Sheriff in the prompt and proper discharge of the duties and responsibilities of the Office of Sheriff demands.



Distinguishing features of the position:


The following is a list of requirements and skills needed and expected of a Road Deputy. They include but are not limited to the following:


He or she:

Is expected to exercise initiative, tact and discretion in the performance of his or her assigned duties.


Must exercise their powers equitably, legally and economically on behalf of the citizens they serve.


Must understand there is an element of personal danger involved in the performance of their duties. 


Will conducts roving and stationary patrol within the borders of Johnson County and will respond to citizen requests for service and/or assistance.


Will enforces the laws of the United States and the State of Missouri, as well as the ordinances of Johnson County. 


Deputy will prepare reports of crimes and other incidents of concern of public safety.

Will conduct preliminary as well as follow-up criminal investigations of any crime reported to him or her or that which he or she may have observed.


Will processes crime scenes, locate, identify, collect and preserves physical evidence of the crime.   The Road Deputy will be required to interviews victims, witnesses and suspects as well as obtain the necessary written statements from the victim(s), witnesses or suspects.

Will be required to apprehend and arrest criminal suspect as well as the transportation of prisoners to and from Court, from one correctional facility to another or from the actual location of the arrest.  


Will be required to render first aid to any persons in need of medical attention, when such medical attention is not readily available from another source.


Responds to traffic and non-traffic related accidents to render aid and assistance. 


Testifies in legal proceedings when required.


May be assigned to; Community Policing duties, DARE, Bicycle Patrol, Tactical

Team(s), and/or other special details.



Required knowledge, skills, abilities, etc.,: They include but are not limited to the following:


Must have the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.


Should possess good judgment and good powers of observation and memory.


Should be able to learn, understand and apply approved principles, practices and methods of law enforcement.


Be of good moral character, both on and off the job. 


Must be able to learn and maintain proficiency in the use of firearms.


Must be commissioned as a Deputy Sheriff by the Sheriff of Johnson County.


Must possess a standard high school diploma or its equivalent.


Must be a Missouri P.O.S.T. certified Peace Officer. 


Must possess a valid operator's/driver's license issued by the State of Missouri. 


NOTE:      Evidence of criminal conduct, moral turpitude, drug/alcohol abuse, emotional/psychological instability or similar circumstances may disqualify a person for this position.