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Deputy Sheriff (Decatur County)

The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a person to fill the position of Deputy Sheriff. Decatur County is located in Northwest Kansas along the Nebraska border. Benefits include paid single insurance, KPERS retirement, paid holidays and paid vacation, sick time, take home patrol pickup and all duty equipment is provided. Salary is based on experience and competitive with similar counties. 

High school diploma or GED required. Must be 21 years of age or older and posses a valid Kansas Driver’s License and be a U.S. citizen. Applicants can have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions and be able to deal with people and all kinds of situations. Extensive background check will be conducted. Successful candidates must pass a drug-screening test, physical and psychological test, and Academy training if not KLETC certified.

Applicant must live in Decatur County and be able to cope with a rural lifestyle. Decatur County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications will be accepted until filled.

Obtain application or request further information by contacting the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office at 785-475-8100. Applications can also be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office located at 120 E. Hall St. Oberlin, KS. A resume may replace an application. Applications can be either faxed to 785-475-8160 or mailed to:

Decatur Co. Sheriff
P.O. Box 89
Oberlin, KS 67749


Kansas Sheriffs' Association
Sandy Horton, Executive Director
P.O. Box 1122 • Pittsburg, KS 66762 • 620-230-0864 • Fax 620-230-0866
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