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Deputy Sheriff I

Company: Pennington County
Location: Rapid City
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

Position Description

Do you want to make a difference in someone's life every.single.day? Consider a job in Law Enforcement!

Perks to being a Law Enforcement Officer in Pennington County:

  • Excellent training-quality uniforms and equipment
  • Great benefits (4+ weeks paid time off)
  • Advancement opportunities
  • A full time Wellness Coordinator!
  • Community Support; In a "Defund the police" culture, our community Defends!
  • Government Officials that respect and support Law Enforcement Officers

The Pennington County Sheriff's Office is looking for above average applicants to join our Law Enforcement team. We offer a variety of assignments, expedited career tracks and progressive leadership.

Candidates can look forward to working for a highly supportive community nestled in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. The Black Hills boasts spectacular scenery, endless recreation for all seasons and a great place to raise a family. We have a strong and growing economic base of agriculture and tourism. The Blacks Hills have a thriving arts and culture scene that encompasses the values and history of our region.

As a representative of the Sheriff, the Deputy Sheriff I protects life and property for the citizens of Pennington County. As a member of the Law Enforcement team, the Deputy Sheriff I promotes positive relationships with the public and works to strengthen relationships with other professional organizations.

Deputies work 12 hour shifts bid on a 6-month rotation. 50% prior service is applied to all opportunities after two years with our team. Concerned about qualifications? Don't self-disqualify, give us a call and lets chat! You are welcome to contact us with any questions prior to application. 605-394-6113, ask for Kim!

Position Functions

  • Patrolling the county for prevention and suppression of crime, enforcement of laws (federal, state and local) and ordinances, investigation of illegal or suspicious activities and ensuring the protection of life and property.
  • Responds to calls relayed by radio, including domestic disputes, arrests, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons, and stranded motorists.
  • Carries out investigations of assigned cases; collects evidence; identifies and apprehends offenders; interviews complainants; victims; witnesses and suspects; conducts follow-up investigations as required.
  • Responds to crime scenes; examines crime scene to identify and collect evidence; photographs scenes; lifts fingerprints and makes composites.
  • Locating and making physical arrests of law violators or active warrant subjects.
  • Interviewing witnesses/suspects and preparing written reports and appearing in court as a witness.
  • Transporting or escorting prisoners to courtrooms, prisons/jails or medical facilities.
  • Assisting in serving civil process and court orders.
  • Maintaining ability to testify as a credible witness in court.
  • Performing additional duties as assigned.


Testing Process: Applicants are required to meet minimum physical agility standards and a passing score of 70% on our written exam prior to an interview. The physical agility standards can be found on our website.

Education: High school diploma or GED

Age:Minimum 21 years of age

Experience: None required, preference given to those with prior experience

Licensure: Valid South Dakota Driver's License within 90 days of state residency.

Certification: None required, preference give to those with current post certification

Background Standards: Please review our background requirements through this link.

Keywords: Pennington County, Rapid City , Deputy Sheriff I, Other , Rapid City, South Dakota

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