Under close supervision from a Sergeant, performs entry level law enforcement and public contact in providing public safety and protection for Davis County.
Example of Duties
(Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class).
Controls and directs vehicle traffic and issues citations for vehicle code violations.
Conducts routine street patrol to determine the presence of actual or potential crime situations.
Initiates inquiries concerning possible law violations of adults or juveniles; obtains, presents, verifies, and analyzes factual information and other evidence; makes arrests by determining if there is probable cause; identifies the suspect; takes suspect into custody and informs suspect of his civil rights.
Responds to requests from citizens for information and assistance; resolves disputes; refers individuals to the proper agencies and provides other types of guidance, etc.
Prepares reports, issues memos, and writes correspondence which are both intra and interdepartmental in nature.
Appears in court and before other legal and quasi legal bodies and gives oral testimony regarding investigations, arrests, and other information of which he/she has knowledge.
Conducts searches; examines individuals, vehicles, and buildings to locate persons and property or to detect illegal activity; performs necessary crime scene investigation.
Transports people, prisoners or materials as needed. Serves civil and subpoena papers and/or arrest warrants; assists in property seizures.
Opens and closes sessions of court, as directed by the judge. Maintains order and courtroom decorum, as directed; maintains court security; conducts physical searches, when required; notifies selected citizens of upcoming jury duty; oversees security of the jury room when jury is sequestered; provides necessary materials to jury; relays messages between jury and the court. Responds to medical emergencies and provides immediate basic and/or advanced life support.
Safely and effectively operates an emergency vehicle according to departmental and EVO policy. Effectively utilize lethal and non-lethal weapons in compliance with DCSO policies and procedures. Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Level II/III: Assists in training new personnel; acts as a team leader as required.
Education and Experience
This is a career ladder position; applicants will be considered for the level for which they qualify.
Deputy Sheriff I: High School graduation or equivalent.
Deputy Sheriff II: High School graduation (or equivalent) plus at least twenty four (24) months of full-time experience as a Deputy Sheriff or Police Officer (Law Enforcement Officer); An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
Deputy Sheriff III: High School graduation (or equivalent) plus at least five (5) years of full-time experience as a Deputy Sheriff or Police Officer (Law Enforcement Officer); an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
Preference for applicants with Law Enforcement experience as a Deputy Sheriff or Police Officer.
Preference for active Utah LEO (Law Enforcement Officer) and SFO (Special Functions Officer) certifications through Utah POST.
Deputy Sheriff I: Must be able to become certified as a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) through the Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy (POST) within twelve months of hire date; must maintain certification and complete required annual training.
Deputy Sheriff II: Must be a certified (or certifiable) Law Enforcement Officer through the Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy (POST); must maintain certification and complete required annual training.
Deputy Sheriff III: Must be a certified (or certifiable) Law Enforcement Officer through the Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy (POST); must maintain certification and complete required annual training.
Successful completion of the Advanced Officer Training at POST, or an equivalent training program approved by the Sheriff or a Chief Deputy.
Successful completion of the Field Training Officer (FTO) training at POST, or an equivalent training program approved by the Sheriff or a Chief Deputy.
Must have successfully participated in one of the following specialty assignments for a minimum of two years:
4. Policy Committee
If an employee is participating in an authorized specialty assignment and is either removed from the assignment or is reassigned to a different specialty, based on the needs of the office, the Sheriff may opt to commute the two-year requirement in the specialty assignment.
Must pass the Davis County Sheriff’s Office background investigation. As part of the background investigation, the DCSO requests that all applicants submit to a pre-employment
eye detect examination. Must be at least 21 years old at the time of certification for Deputy Sheriff (State statute requirement).
Must be either a United States citizen; or a lawful resident of the United States who has been in the United States legally for at least five years; and has legal authorization to work in the United States.
Must pass the Davis County Sheriff’s Office Physical Fitness Standard prior to employment and for POST certification.
Must participate and undertake a valid attempt in the physical fitness testing annually.
Employees driving a personal or a County vehicle for job related travel must possess a valid driver license and must operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents). Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of: police terminology and practices; criminal and traffic laws; courtroom procedure and terminology; ethical principles; self-defense principles and tactics. Skill in the use of firearms and police equipment.
This position may require the driving of a motor vehicle; skill in operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner; ability to insure motor vehicle is operating in a safe manner; knowledge of Utah motor vehicle rules and regulations.
Ability to: pass written, oral, and physical fitness examinations; make rapid and sound decisions under pressure; make arrests; remain alert and react to unexpected situations and emergencies; handle high levels of personal stress and maintain composure under a variety of adverse conditions, including verbal and physical abuse, witnessing death and critical injuries and experiencing risk of personal harm; collect and rapidly assimilate facts; examine witnesses effectively; restrain unruly persons; maintain confidences; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees, legal counsel, judicial officials, other agencies, and the general public; follow written and oral instructions; communicate effectively (orally and in writing).
Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment.