Employment Opportunities


Currently accepting applications for:

Correctional Officer

Deputy Sheriff/Paramedic

(must be certified as a Paramedic in the State of Utah;
law enforcement officer certification preferred but not required)

See the Davis County Human Resources job postings page for additional employment opportunities.

Go to the POST website or Weber State Academy site for information on joining the law enforcement profession and its requirements. Other job opportunities state-wide can be accessed through http://jobs.utah.gov.

To apply for a position at the Sheriff’s Office, you must complete a Davis County employment application. You may access this from the Davis County Human Resources web site or obtain a copy at the Human Resources Office located at 61 S Main Street, Farmington, Utah. Additional information on how to apply, current job postings and benefits can be accessed at the web site listed.

The hiring process for a Deputy Sheriff or Correctional Officer involves:

  • Submitting an employment application (include with your application the POST Entrance Examination results which must be a score of 70% or better)
  • Passing the physical fitness test consisting of the following:
    • Perform 21 push-ups without time limit
    • Perform 29 sit-ups in one (1) minute
    • Perform a vertical jump of 13” or more
    • Run 1.5 miles in 16 minutes or less

    Open testing for prospective candidates is typically done every Wednesday. During the months of May-October the test begins at 8:00 am. During the months of November-April the test begins at 3:00 pm. Contact Corporal Kelley at 801-451-4253 or Captain Daley at 801-451-4108 to schedule a physical Fitness Test.
  • An oral interview board. Based upon meeting the minimum qualifications, you will be ranked accordingly and placed on a register.

Once a position becomes available, you will:

  • Complete a background packet for the purpose of a pre-employment polygraph examination and thorough background investigation
  • Be required to pass a background investigation
  • Complete an interview with the Sheriff

The minimum qualifications and requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • U.S. citizen
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Valid Utah Driver’s License
  • Proof of current automobile insurance
  • Able to perform essential functions of the job
  • Able to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays
  • Score of 70% or better on the POST Entrance Examination
  • Pass a drug screen prior to employment

Comply with POST guidelines.  Click here for guidelines. 

Executive Administration

    Kelly V. Sparks

Chief Deputy of Law Enforcement 
    Andrew Oblad

Chief Deputy of Corrections
     Arnold Butcher

Chief Deputy of Administration
Susan Poulsen

Contact Information

Physical Address
800 West State Street
Farmington, Utah 84025

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025-0618

Correctional Facility/Inmate Mailing Address
P.O. Box 130
Farmington, Utah 84025-0130

Work Center Physical Address
883 West Clark Lane
Farmington, Utah

Phone Numbers
Sheriff Administration
(801) 451-4100 :: Main
(801) 451-4167 :: Fax

Corrections Administration
(801) 451-4200 :: Main
(801) 451-4225 :: Fax

Non-Emergency Dispatch

(801) 451-4150

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(except county holidays)


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