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Patrol Deputy

Archuleta County, Colorado



Archuleta County Sheriff's Office

449 San Juan Street

Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Phone: 970-264-8375

Fax: 970-264-8306








$40,498 - $58,356


Population: 12,700

Sworn Officers: 12

Application Deadline: Until Filled




The Archuleta County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for Patrol Officer.

For application see:


This position performs a variety of

law enforcement functions:

  • Enforces local, state and federal laws and ordinances for the protection of health, safety, welfare and property of the public and community.

  • Assists community in solving problems and maintenance of peace.

  • Patrols designated areas for the purpose of preventing, identifying, and responding to suspicious or illegal activity.

  • Provides protection and service to County citizens and property.

  • Responds to emergency scenes and calls for service to provide assistance, direction, and support and maintain law and order.

  • Responds to emergent and non-emergent complaints of crimes or incidents.

  • Conducts initial investigations of crime scenes or incidents to gather pertinent facts and information. 

  • Interviews victims, witnesses, participants, and suspects at scene of incident or crime.  Conducts follow-up investigations as required.

  • Apprehends suspects and manages the care, custody, and transportation of suspects and prisoners.

  • Conducts searches and gathers, records, and preserves evidence and/or contraband.

  • Recovers lost and stolen property.

  • Documents incidents and prepares records and reports of daily patrol activities.

  • Issues summons/citations for minor law violations.

  • Prepares complaints and investigative reports for filing of criminal charges.

  • Appears in court as a witness/complainant to testify in legal proceedings.

  • Serves civil and criminal process papers.

Knowledge of:

  • Scope and application of laws and regulations pertaining to public safety, law enforcement, laws of arrest, civil and criminal matters, and use and possession of firearms.

  • Principles, practices, and techniques of traffic and crowd control, rules of evidence, search and seizure, investigations, interviewing/interrogation, criminal apprehension, and physical restraint.

Ability to:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.

  • Adhere to departmental professional and ethical standards of conduct.

  • Exhibit discretion and provide professional customer service to clients and public.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.

  • Maintain department proficiency standards in the use of firearms.

  • Operate firearms, safety equipment, vehicles, radios, computers, standard office equipment, restraint and safety gear, and other special equipment as necessary.

  • Operate and communicate on two-way radios.

  • Pass random drug and alcohol testing.










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