Sheriff's Office Employment

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.


System-wide Mental Assessment Response Team (SMART) Technician

Position Requirements:  Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a well-qualified Technician (POST certified law enforcement officer). This position works with the SMART, System-wide Mental Assessment Response Team in the Operations Division. This is a grant-funded position.

This position will perform a variety of technical and administrative duties to lead, supervise and manage a professional Co-Responder model of criminal justice diversion. The System-wide Mental Assessment Response Team (SMART) consists of three-person teams comprised of a law enforcement officer, a behavioral health specialist and a case manager to intervene on mental health-related police calls, to de-escalate situations that have historically resulted in arrest or hospitalization and to assess whether the person should be referred for an immediate behavioral health assessment.  The SMART Team is designed to address the unique mental health needs of the community. It provides a wide variety of specialized skills, services, and response capabilities reflecting the intersection of Summit County’s diverse community and its relationship to mental health. The SMART Technician must be able to effectively respond to, provide, manage, and coordinate professional law enforcement services and public safety services. The SMART Technician has other duties as directed and defined by the Command Staff to include but not limited; attendance at public service events, public outreach and education functions and response to uncommon occurrences. The SMART Technician conducts office and fieldwork that may extend beyond regularly scheduled hours related to the provision of areas of responsibility. The SMART Technician will assist jurisdictional law enforcement and emergency services whenever they contact persons with a suspected mental illness. The SMART Technician will; provide intervention, referral, or placement for a person with mental illness to facilitate the speedy return of jurisdictional law enforcement and emergency services personnel to other field duties; Prevent unnecessary incarceration and/or hospitalization of persons with mental illness; Provide alternate care in the least restrictive environment through a coordinated and comprehensive system-wide approach. Assist with intelligence functions at critical incidents; and assist with psychologically impaired victims at disaster scenes. 

Work is performed in accordance with Sheriff’s Office rules and regulations, policies and procedures, general orders, directives verbal and/or written, from superiors. Duties require considerable independent judgment and wide latitude of individual initiative in the interpretation of policies and procedures, in making decisions and instructing and leading subordinate members in routine and emergency situations involving mental health. Work is reviewed through analysis of records and reports, discussions and periodic conferences on unusual or difficult problems. This position ensures daily activities of the SMART Team provide the highest level of public safety to all. 

The SMART Technician serves as a mid-level supervisor who reports to the SMART Lieutenant and has management authority over Deputies of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office in specific situations. The SMART Team has four sworn positions and six non-sworn positions.

Expectations of the Chosen Candidate: The chosen candidate will be an experienced, team orientated professional with a combination of patrol, investigative, and leadership experience in addition to a demonstrated history showing initiative, advancement, self-motivation and independent problem solving and above average attention to detail. The chosen candidate will have strong office, organizational, time management and communication skills. The ideal candidate must have an unwavering attitude of service and be professional in directing and interacting with the people during times of emotional and stressful situations. The candidate must have a demonstrated history of positive attitude and an aptitude for teaching and mentoring others. The candidate will be experienced and successful in managing work projects and tasks and completing within established timelines. The selected candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to quickly absorb and understand unfamiliar subject matter and communicate in-depth information.  As soon as possible the candidate must: successfully complete the Crisis Intervention Training (CIT), Mental Health First Aid training and successfully complete all applicable Incident Command requirements, if not already completed.

Required Qualifications: Candidates shall have received professional training, in excess of the Colorado POST curriculum in the following areas: interview and interrogation, search and seizure, incident command, crime scene investigation, supervision, and leadership. Candidates must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, a minimum of two years cumulative law enforcement experience or the ability to articulate commensurate experience, not currently in a probationary period, hold a valid Colorado driver’s license at the time of appointment and throughout employment and be Colorado POST certified and maintain POST certification throughout employment. 

Hiring Range: PS80, Non-Exempt.  $31.72/hr to $34.89/hr 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 Lieutenant Daric Gutzwiller, 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 Patrol Deputy application available at Patrol Deputy Application . Equal Opportunity Employer.


Community Service Officer

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is seeking a well-qualified Community Service Officer (Non-POST certified law enforcement officer). This position works within the Patrol Section of the Operations Division.

This position will perform a variety of technical and administrative duties to help enforce various regulations and laws in situations where a POST certified deputy is not required.  These duties may include parking enforcement, public health order enforcement, fire ban enforcement and education, short-term rental licensing enforcement, investigating private property motor vehicle accidents, etc.  CSO's will participate in educational events to assist the public in understanding current public health orders and fire restrictions, parking regulations and other miscellaneous laws and regulations.  Additionally, CSO's will perform a variety of field and administrative duties and assignments, as needed.

Candidates must be 21 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED, law enforcement of security work experience is preferred. Must be able to pass a background check, psychological and polygraph examination to work with criminal justice records. Must possess a valid Colorado driver's license at the time of appointment and throughout employment, and must be capable of safely operating a motor vehicle.  Candidates proceeding in the process will be required to complete a Sheriff's Office Deputy Application.

To apply, internal candidates should submit a professional cover letter and resume to Lieutenant Scott Wagner, by mail to PO Box 210, Breckenridge, CO 80424, in person at 501 N. Park Ave, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email at

External candidates are required to submit a Community Service Officer Application.



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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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.