Deputy Sheriff (Douglas County Sheriff's Office)


The Douglas County Sheriff's Office (KS) is accepting applications for certified Law Enforcement Officers for the position of Deputy Sheriff (Lateral - Job ID 23-057). Applicants must currently be a full-time "Police Officer" or "Law Enforcement Officer" who holds an "active law enforcement certificate" issued by the Kansas Commission on Peace Officer's Standards and Training as defined by Kansas State Statute 74-5602 and subsections.

Applicants must have at least 1 year of law enforcement experience. The years of experience are counted after academy graduation and field training from the applicant's prior employment. Must possess a valid Kansas driver's license or the ability to obtain one and reside within 45 minutes of the Sheriff's Office upon employment. Successful candidates may be assigned to the Operations and/or Corrections Division based on experience and the needs of the agency. Shift work is mandatory for this position. Douglas County is dedicated to eliminating racial inequities. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain working relationships with diverse co-workers, community members, and customers. Candidates must pass a background check, written, and drug testing. A polygraph examination will be required.

Online application form must be completed, resume optional. Use the following link to apply online directly to Sheriff's Office at or text "joinDGSO" to (785)384-4482.

Position will remain posted until filled.

Salary range is $26.72 - $40.08 per hr., depending on qualifications. Overtime after consecutive 12.5 hour shift is paid at DOUBLE the hourly rate.

Excellent benefits, including:

  • New employees immediately start accruing 4.5 hours of vacation leave and 4.75 hours of sick leave every pay period (two weeks). These hours increase after every five years employed with the Sheriff's Office.
  • Eight hours of personal leave are also awarded to employees in one calendar year.
  • There are also nine holidays in a calendar year that employees are either paid (if not worked) or receive holiday pay (double and half hourly wage -if worked).
  • Deputies are provided all of their uniforms (except footwear) and equipment needed for their job.
  • Employees also have access to a free on-site gym, track and obstacle course.
  • Provided Dry Cleaning Services.
  • Health insurance beginning the first day of the month following start date.
  • Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance with various dependent coverage levels available.
  • Discounted fitness club memberships and other voluntary benefits.
  • Retirement: Kansas Public Employees Retirement Systems (KPERS), Optional 457 Deferred Compensation Plans available.
  • TWO approved Veteran Affair (V.A) / G.I. Bill Education Benefit Programs.
  • V.A. Coordinator on staff.

Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, or any other factor prohibited by law.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $26.72 - $40.08 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Uniform allowance
  • Vision insurance

Schedule: 12-hour shift