Deputy Sheriff-Lateral

Sworn US Law Enforcement
Yavapai County Sheriff's Office - Prescott, Arizona

Jun 10, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Jun 22, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$24.28-29.63 hourly

Job Description


Responsible for the protection of life and/or property through enforcement of laws. May be assigned to work on patrol, at headquarters, on special assignments, or as plainclothes investigators.

Major Duties, Responsibilities

  • Patrols areas of the County in a vehicle to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, and to enforce motor vehicle and parking regulations and correct traffic hazards. 
  • Answers calls and complaints received by radio, telephone, or in person involving emergency, disorder, and crime. 
  • Interviews persons with complaints or inquiries, takes statements and tends to proper disposition of the information or directs them to proper authorities.  
  • Conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence and locates witnesses. 
  • Makes arrests and/or transports prisoners to jail.
  • Appears in court to present evidence and/or testify as required. 
  • Conducts specialized investigations and raids. 
  • Conducts police related community awareness and public relations work. 
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned. 


  • To maintain a working knowledge of the geography of the County and the location of  important buildings.
  • To react quickly and calmly in emergencies; to record details about names, faces, and incidents quickly, clearly, and accurately.
  • To accurately and effectively discharge a rifle, shotgun, and handgun with left and right hands.
  • To subdue a violent and/or uncooperative person by methods requiring physical force.
  • To develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, other employees, representatives of other organizations, and the public.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience:  Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZ POST) peace officer certification or a certificate of successful completion of the waiver of training process prescribed by AZPOST Rule R13 4 110(D).

Education:  High School Diploma or GED.

Other Skills, Preferences

Interpersonal Skills:  Courtesy, tact, and diplomacy are essential elements of the job. Work involves personal contact with others inside and/or outside the county for the purposes of giving or obtaining information, building relationships, making reports, or soliciting cooperation.

Other Skills:  Required to successfully complete a psychological, polygraph, physical, written and oral examination prior to appointment. Must be a registered elector of County, and 21 years of age.

Additional Information

Please go to YCSOJOBS.COM to apply

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZ POST) peace officer certification

Contact Information

YCSO Recruitmemt

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
255 E. Gurley St.
Prescott, Arizona 86301
phone: 928-554-8611

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