The Phillips County Sheriff’s Office in Holyoke, Colorado is looking for a highly motivated applicant with a desire to serve the community of Phillips County and join our family. The purpose of this position is to perform patrol duties for the county, including investigating complaints and suspicious situations, crime prevention, traffic enforcement, and providing assistance to other officers to ensure a safe community. Officers assigned to Patrol Services work in partnership with the community to creatively and effectively identify and resolve community concerns. Duties are varied and broad in nature, including: patrolling remote sections of the county to preserve law and order, answering routine and emergency calls for service, investigation of crime under the provisions of various federal, state and municipal laws, crime scene investigation, traffic enforcement, crime prevention, and public assistance. Employees work in a team-based environment to promote open and honest communications to meet the emergency and daily needs of our community.
Employees in this position are required to work weekends, holidays, as well as days, swing and night shifts. In addition to having the highest level of integrity and moral character, candidates must have what it takes to be able to perform under extremely stressful conditions. Decisions and prioritization are frequently made on an independent basis. Strong written and verbal skills are a must. Employees are expected to provide exceptional customer service, treat everyone with dignity and respect, and meet the emergency and daily needs of our community in a caring, friendly and efficient manner.
Phillips County Deputies are responsible for the coverage of 980 square miles in a rural community. Our county prides itself on setting the bar for agriculture and livestock production. Deputies are required to conduct patrols in the remote section parts of the county, often alone. Deputies are required to work On-Call Shift as determined by the Sheriff in order to provide 24 hour emergency response.
Applicants who are not P.O.S.T. certified at the time of hire, will be allowed to attend an academy of their choosing at their own cost. Phillips County will pay the recruit a monthly stipend while in the academy of $1,581.50 per month. The recruit will be required to sign a 2-year service contract with the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office prior to appointment.
Starting Salary (P.O.S.T. Certified) – $40,671.00 (paid monthly)
– $41,702 (Bi-Lingual in Spanish)
Phillips County provides full benefits to its employees including:
– Health and Dental Insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
– Retirement through COPERA
– Paid 2 weeks vacation
– Sick Leave
– Ambulance/Air Life Transport Insurance paid for by the County.
– Take home patrol vehicle
– Uniforms paid for by the Sheriff’s Office
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid P.O.S.T certificate from the State of Colorado. Must be 21 years of age or older.
Selected applicant is required to live within Phillips County limits. No exceptions will be granted.
Examples of Important and Essential Duties:
• Adhere to policy, procedures, and post orders.
• Responsible for the protection of life and property; prevention of crimes; apprehension of criminals.
• Duties include but not limited to, answer calls for service; complete appropriate and required paperwork; testify in court; resolve conflict; complete required training; communicate clearly with citizens and other law enforcement professionals; dispense information to those who need it
• Prepare variety of reports.
• Enforce Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations.
• Patrol assigned area to enforce laws, investigate crimes, and arrest violators.
• Investigate illegal or suspicious activities or persons, quell disturbances, arrest violators
• Conduct investigation at the scene of a crime, administer first aid, and gather evidence.
• Book in new inmates by receiving inmates from various jurisdictions.
• Transport Inmates for Court appearances.
• React effectively and safely in emergency and stressful situations.
• Participate and complete all mandated training.
• Perform other duties that are assigned by the Sheriff or Undersheriff.
The Application process includes:
– Oral Interview
– Phycological Testing and Evaluation
– Skills assessment to determine appropriate job assignment
– Pre-Employment Physical
– Background Investigation
– Integrity Interview
– Opportunity to obtain additional points in various areas to include education and military service.
Applications can be obtained online on the Phillips County webpage or you may pick one up on person at the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office located at 221 S. Interocean Avenue, Holyoke, Colorado 80734. All completed applications and questions should be addressed to Undersheriff William Myers at email@example.com or at (970) 854-3644.