Sheriff's Office Employment

Records Clerk

Position Requirements:  Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well-qualified Records Clerk. The position performs a range of job functions to include: front desk receptionist, telephone answering and transfer, paperwork filing and criminal justice records processing.  The primary work location is the front desk and public counter at the Sheriff’s Office located in the Justice Center in Breckenridge, CO.

The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented professional with data entry, telephone, word processing, and communication skills. The candidate should have excellent customer service demeanor in answering phone and in-person questions and providing clear directions and accurate referrals in a high volume work environment.  

The candidate will be detail-oriented and accurate in work product. The selected candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to quickly absorb and understand unfamiliar subject matter. 

Required Qualifications: One year clerical experience required. This requirement may be considered through equivalency of professional administrative and customer service positions. College degree and experience working in the criminal justice and legal fields preferred. Must be able to pass a background check, psychological and polygraph to work with Criminal Justice Records. Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license at the time of appointment and throughout employment and be capable of safely operating a motor vehicle. Candidates proceeding in the process will be required to complete a Sheriff’s Office Civilian Application.

Hiring Range: S40, Non-Exempt.  $17.70/hr to $21.68/hr (base to mid range) DOQ. Summit County offers an excellent benefit program

Application Deadline Date: This position is open until filled. To apply, please submit a professional cover letter and resume to Records Supervisor Mary White, by mail to PO Box 210, Breckenridge, CO 80424, in person at 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to External candidates are also required to submit a Civilian application available at

Detention Deputy -

Salary: $24.49/hr - $30.01 (base to mid range) DOQ


The Summit County Detention Facility is a dynamic and energetic 94-bed facility with an average daily population of around 57 inmates. Detention Deputies are professional, outgoing people who have a great communication and customer service skills.

Colorado POST certification is not required, but applicants must meet POST certification standards.

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. 

Serious applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the on-duty Detentions Sergeant for a facility tour and ride-a-long at 970-423-8977.

Detention Deputy Application

Please email with any questions. 


Patrol Cadet

Position Description:  Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a qualified Patrol Cadet.  The applicant selected for the position attends a Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Law Enforcement Academy to obtain POST Certification. Upon POST Certification, the Patrol Cadet promotes to Patrol Deputy. The Patrol Cadet’s primary job location is at a POST Academy located in either the Denver Metropolitan Area or a Colorado Mountain College Law Enforcement Training Academy. 

Minimum Qualifications:  MUST be Colorado POST certifiable. Other minimum requirements: 21 years of age, high school diploma or equivalent, valid CO Driver's License. Must pass written, oral, physical, psychological, polygraph and background tests.

Hiring Range: $24.49/hr - $30.01/hr (base to mid range), DOQ plus excellent benefits package. Pay rate increases to $29.10/hr - $35.65 (base to mid range) DOQ upon POST Certification and promotion to Patrol Deputy. The position is budgeted as full-time, 40 hours per week. 

Application Submission:  Summit County Sheriff Patrol Deputy Application documents are available at the Summit County Sheriff's Office, 501 N. Park Ave., Breckenridge, Colorado. The position is posted open until filled. Please submit a completed Patrol Deputy Application at PO Box 210, or at 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to   

Patrol Deputy

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

Salary: $29.10/hr  - $35.65/hr (base to mid range) DOQ
Basic Requirements

Job Description 

Patrol Deputy 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 to:  

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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.