Deputy Sheriff - Recruit

Dunn County Sheriff's Department - Manning, North Dakota

Sep 14, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Oct 29, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$20.68 hourly
Academy Graduate:
$25.85 hourly

Job Description

Dunn County Government

The mission of Dunn County government is to deliver services in a fiscally responsible way that will enhance the health, safety, and quality of life of our residents.

Dunn County Core Values

  • Services: We will provide quality service to all Dunn County residents.
  • Fiscal Responsibility: We will respectfully and responsibly manage the peoples money.
  • Integrity: We will act with integrity in our work and dealings with the public.
  • Accountability: We are accountable for our words and actions.

Dunn County is looking for the right candidate to join our Sheriffs Office as Deputy Sheriff Recruit. The right candidate will possess a service mindset and uphold our core values.

Deputy Sheriff Recruit (DSR) is an entry level training position. DSRs are required to attend a paid 12 week P.O.S.T. Law Enforcement Training Academy, plus a 14 week Field Training Program. In the Academy, DSRs will develop the minimum skills required for entry into a Law Enforcement career as Deputy Sheriff. The DSR will be trained on North Dakota Criminal and Civil Law and the Dunn County Sheriff Offices Policies and Procedures. Promotion to Deputy Sheriff is based on graduation from Academy, successful completion of the Field Training Program, satisfactory evaluations and 1 year of service.

Trainees are expected to learn the following requirement and duties while in a trainee status.


  • Knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, procedures, tools, techniques and equipment.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and the court system.
  • Must be able to be a Creditable Officer to testify in Court
  • Knowledge of criminal investigatory practices and methods.
  • Knowledge of arrest, rules of evidence and court procedures
  • Knowledge of the road and highway systems, topography, political boundaries and population patterns of the County.
  • Ability to read, understand and apply regulations, codes, policies, procedures and other operational guidelines and directives.
  • Ability to show proper knowledge of firearms how to use them and to be certified in the use of firearms.
  • Operate a motorized vehicle efficiently and have a good driving record.
  • Ability to prepare various written reports and records.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County staff, public officials, attorneys and the general public.
  • Ability to cope with a variety of crisis and non-crisis situations firmly, tactfully and with respect for the rights of citizens.
  • Ability to be certified to perform emergency first aid, CPR, rescue and recovery.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and various software applications.


  • Performs required law enforcement services in compliance with laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures on behalf of the County Sheriffs Office.
  • Patrols roads; performs traffic control; furnishes road and weather conditions.
  • Responds to calls and complaints regarding suspected criminal activity; apprehends and/or seeks the prosecution of offenders of local, state and federal statutes.
  • Works with the court system, attorneys and other law enforcement personnel; contacts various agencies to obtain and verify information.
  • Investigates traffic accidents; writes accident reports; enforce traffic violations/laws.
  • Conducts thorough investigations of both criminal and civil acts, and missing people to the best of their ability
  • Prepares reports on crimes, arrests or incidents; works with prosecuting attorneys; testifies in formal court proceedings.
  • Prepares various records and data for court processing.
  • Copies criminal judgments for arresting agencies.
  • Performs special assignments as necessary.
  • Serves civil papers.
  • Performs Court Room security; transports prisoners as needed.
  • Provides information to the public regarding various topics.
  • Performs related work and any other duties as required by the Sheriff.

Additional Information


DCSO is currently looking for a strong community-oriented individual for the position of DEPUTY SHERIFF - RECRUIT!

If you want a career where everyday is different, enjoy interacting with the general public, and have a strong desire to serve your community, then apply today!

No prior Law Enforcement experience? No problem! We will send you to the academy and even pay you while you're there!

Benefits include: • 2021 starting hourly is $20.68 - $25.85 *increase starting January 2022* (Increase after successful completion of FTO/1-year probation). • County covers 100% of medical insurance coverage for self AND family. Plus dental, vision, Flex, Life Insurance etc. optional coverage paid by employee • County covers 100% retirement contributions to NDPERS Law Enforcement Plan • Starting 10 hours a month vacation accrual, 8 hours a month for sick leave • 5 days off every other week • Take-home patrol vehicles

• $1000 uniform allowance per year

• Yearly longevity bonus

Career opportunities include: •Field Training Officer •School Resource Deputy •K9 Unit •Investigations •Drug Task Force •Truck Weight Enforcement •SWAT •Hostage Negotiator •Instructor •DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) •Plus training opportunities in variety of Law Enforcement topics/specialties And more!

Hiring Process:

• Submit Application

• Application Screening

• Online Written Test

• Interview with panel

• Extensive Background Investigation

• Psychological Tests

• Medical Exam

• Offer of employment

Come experience a career where you can serve and protect over 2,000 square miles of the beautiful Bakken Western North Dakota and its citizens and communities! If you have great people skills and want to make a difference in your community then we want you! What are you waiting for? Apply today!

You can see a detailed job description and minimum requirements for these positions at…

Application Deadline is October 29th.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: High School Diploma
  • Experience: None

Contact Information

Dessie Calihou

Dunn County Sheriff's Department
205 Owens Street
Manning, North Dakota 58642
phone: 7015739968

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