Detention Center Captain (Lyon County Sheriff, KS)


Lyon County Sheriff's Office has an Opening for Detention Center Captain:

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for a full-time exempt Detention Center Position. Starting salary is $52,520.00 or determined by the Sheriff with prior experience. This position comes with full county benefits! This position plans, organizes and controls all of the detention center staff and detention center activities. The Detention Center Captain works in the Detention Center environment, where security is always a priority and there is regular contact with inmates and inmate trustees.

Requirements: You must: 1) be a United States citizen; 2) have no felony convictions of any kind; and no conviction of certain misdemeanors, including domestic violence; 3) be a high school graduate, or the equivalent thereof; 4) be of good moral character; 5) pass psychological testing; 6) be free of any physical or mental condition which adversely affects the ability to perform the essential functions of a law enforcement officer; 7) be at least 21 years of age, 8) Five years of Detention Center experience is required, three years of progressive supervision and leadership required.

Preferred qualifications: Associate degree or higher in pertinent field desired.


Applicants must fully complete a truthful application. Complete polygraph testing, pass background screening, pass physical test screenings, and alcohol and drug testing.

We have a network of relationships with the Emporia Police Department, Emporia Fire Department, Lyon County/Emporia EMS, six rural fire departments and many other Lyon County agencies. The department provides all weapons, uniforms, and equipment.

Detention Center Captain
Lyon County Benefits

This position will remain open until filled.

Application and complete job description may be obtained at the HR Department at the Lyon County Courthouse, 430 Commercial, Emporia, KS 66801 or online at E.O.E. - LYON COUNTY strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings.