The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is a professional organization of committed men and women who share a vision of contributing to the quality of life for our community. Because of that vision The JCSO will continue to be a leader in providing superior law enforcement services to our community.

Now Hiring!

  1. Post Certified Deputy Sheriff Academy
  2. Detention Deputy Sheriff Academy
  3. POST Certified Reserve Deputy
  4. Accredi-tation Technician
  5. Crime Analyst
  6. Detention Specialist
  7. Detention Counselor Supervisor
  8. Detention Counselor
  9. Building Maintenance Mechanic--HVAC Technician 
  10. Volunteer Victim Advocate 
  11. Inmate Worker  Crew Leader
  12. Painter

POST Deputy Sheriff

Like gorgeous office views?

Look forward to the excitement of never knowing what your day might bring?

Want to make a difference in your community?

Apply now to be a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy to Protect, Serve and Enforce with the best agency in the country!

We are looking for

•     Individuals with integrity, excellence, and respect who have been called to a life of service, and have lived their lives accordingly

•     Good people who represent the vibrant diversity of the community we serve and measure up to the high standards our community expects

•     Men and women willing to learn law, policy, and procedure, and apply those in a fair, impartial, and equitable manner

Qualified applicants will be vetted through written testing, interviews, credit and background checks, a polygraph test, and physical and psychological screenings. Once selected, recruits will attend a 22-week law enforcement academy that combines classroom learning with physical fitness and skills training in driving, defensive tactics, arrest control, firearms and much more. It will culminate with the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) exam.

Those who successfully complete this process will join one of Colorado’s oldest and largest sheriff’s offices to help make Jefferson County a safe place for all people to live, learn, work, and play.

This is not a job. It is a calling.

If you are called to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, you will find the duties, qualifications, and information on how to apply below.
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A commitment to modern, community-policing principles, along with a proactive approach to crime prevention, creates a professional and engaged workforce. From line-level staff to the sheriff, we are accountable for partnering with citizens to solve crime and quality-of-life problems in JeffCo communities.

Make a Difference

Sheriff's Office employees make a difference in their community every day. We affect people’s lives positively by apprehending dangerous criminals, reaching out to crime or crisis victims and helping the underprivileged through community programs.

Diverse Assignments

 A deputy may spend part of his or her career in a myriad of assignments: School Resource Officer, K-9 or civil deputy, motorcycle or bike units, or as an investigator. He or she may also be tracking drug activity in and around suburban Jefferson County and may later live and work as a resident deputy in the rural mountain area.

Professional employees work in a variety of functions from emergency management to animal control and crime analysis to criminalistics. The supportive administrative functions are vital in supporting The JCSO mission, vision, and values. 

A Great Place to Live, Learn, Work & Play

Jefferson County is located on the western edge of metropolitan Denver and offers urban and rural lifestyles, and thriving mountain communities in the Rocky Mountains. Just minutes from downtown Denver, Jefferson County enjoys fantastic weather, with more than 250 days of sunshine per year, with an abundance of national, state, and local parks.

Jefferson County has a nationally acclaimed school district and a highly educated workforce. Residents and businesses have convenient access to higher educational institutions and a terrific base of heritage companies creating world-class technologies and products.


Despite being relatively large, the Sheriff's Office retains a family atmosphere. In addition to the welcoming staff, there are internal programs in place, including peer support, employee assistance, and a robust alumni that provide support to employees and their families.

More Information

If you are considering a career at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and would like to schedule a tour or ride-along to get a better understanding of the job, please click here.

If you need assistance completing an electronic application, or have any other questions about the hiring process please contact recruiting at 303-271-5332.