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Employer: Minnehaha County
Location: Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Employment Type: Full Time



"The Minnehaha County Sheriff's office combines the benefits of a small enough department where everyone knows each other, and of a big enough department to offer diverse specialties, tools, and training. We are looking for people who are career minded and public service oriented to apply with us today."
- Patrol Commander, Captain Michael Walsh

The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office invites applications to join their patrol team as a Deputy Sheriff. Our agency's mission is to preserve public safety and quality of life in Minnehaha County. We are looking for individuals who are motivated and encouraged to fulfill our mission.

What does this career offer for you?

You will be paid to become a certified law enforcement officer
 Advanced, continuous training throughout your career
 12 hour shifts/15 days a month, full-time position
 Fri/Sat/Sun every other week
 Overtime opportunities
 Diverse specializations and advancement potential including:
      * Prescription drug fraud
      * Crisis negotiations
      * Internet crimes against children
      * EMT
      * SWAT
      * Fugitive task force
      * Criminal investigations
      * School resource officer
      * Drug task force
√ The opportunity to partner with our community and other professionals to provide useful resources while improving the quality of life and promoting the best community to live, learn, work and raise a family.
 Comprehensive benefits including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; generous PTO and extended sick leave programs; inclusion into the South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS); and an optional deferred compensation plan
√The 2018 hiring range is $22.57/hr - $24.31/hr with a full earning potential up to $32.69/hr

Do I qualify to be a Deputy Sheriff?

• Must be a minimum of age 21 at the time of hiring.
• Must be eligible for certification under the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission.
• Must pass a written examination.

No college degree required; previous law enforcement experience not required. You will need to possess 1 of the following:

    • 4yrs professional work experience, or
    • 2yrs active, full-time military experience, or
    • 4yrs military reserve experience, or
    • 2yrs of college or vocational school, or
    • 2yrs experience as a certified law enforcement officer

How do I apply?

For full job description, qualifications and to apply visit: Or, click on the red Apply Now button on this page. 

You can follow the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office on Twitter at @MinnehahaCounty. 

Minnehaha County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, or any other protected group in accordance with state and federal law. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting Human Resources at (605) 367-4337.


Contact Information

Minnehaha County
Jenny Adix
415 North Dakota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605-367-4337

Other Information

Category(s): Government, Law Enforcement - Security
Industry: Government
Experience Req.: No
Degree Req.: No
Closing Date: 11/27/2017
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