Lateral Deputy Sheriff

Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska - Omaha, Nebraska

Nov 21, 2022

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Application Deadline:
Dec 16, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$N/A annual
Lateral Transfer:
$$64,480 - $76,128 annual
Top Pay:
$$89,648 annual

Job Description

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is committed to staffing its ranks with sworn employees of the highest quality and to reflect the cultural diversity of the community it serves. We are hiring up to 3 pre-certified law enforcement officers for the position of Sheriff Deputy to serve as leaders in our community.

The lateral selection process is comprised of several elements including a structured interview, polygraph, background investigation, psychological evaluation, medical examination, and drug screening test. Reciprocity requirements, including physical abilities testing and written Test of Adult Basic Education (T.A.B.E.), must be met for applicants certified outside the State of Nebraska.

Applicants must be 21 years of age, be employed as a sworn law enforcement officer working 100 hours or more per year in this capacity, and maintain an active law enforcement certification. Applicants certified through the military or certified through a jurisdiction other than Nebraska can check Nebraska Reciprocity eligibility at (Law Enforcement Officer Reciprocity Certification | Nebraska Crime Commission). Applicants certified from a jurisdiction, other than the State of Nebraska, must complete the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center (NLETC) Reciprocity requirements.

The salary range for this position is $64,480 to $89,648 plus extensive benefits including a pension. Starting salary is based on experience. Applicants must complete the application online between November 21, 2022 and December 16th, 2022 by visiting

For more information on the application process, benefits, or general questions please email or contact Lieutenant Jennifer Birkhofer at (402)444-7470 or

Douglas County is an EOE – M/F/Vets/Disabled

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School
  • Experience: Certified Law Enforcement

Contact Information

Jennifer Birkhofer

Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska 68116
phone: 1-402-444-7470

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