Sheriff's Office Employment

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is now hiring for the positions of detention deputy, detention specialist and patrol deputy.

Now Accepting Applications for Detention Deputy/Detention Specialist

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, out going people who have a great sense of humor, excellent communication and customer service skills, and whom possess above average attention to detail.  

Colorado POST certification is not required but applicants must be able to meet POST certification standards.  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. (This does not apply to Detention Specialist)

Detention Specialist are responsible for operating the control room, intercoms, and answering phone calls.  There is no physical contact with inmates for Detention Specialist.
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 Specialist may have different schedule)  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.

Serious applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the on duty sergeant to arrange for a facility tour and ride along at (970) 423-8977.

Detention Deputy Pay Range $20.10/hr to $29.16/hr DOE.
Detention Specialist Pay Range: $17.40/hr to $25.22/hr DOE.

Excellent benefits package through Summit County Government, including medical, dental, vision, a free employee health care clinic and retirement programs.
Detention Application
Please email with any questions. 

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.


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., Breckenridge, CO 80424 or may be scanned and emailed

Please email  with any questions.

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