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Download Hiring FormsTo Apply for any of the following positions:
Patrol Deputy
Detention Deputy
Central Control Officer
Community Service Officer 
Animal Control Officer
Driver's Services Clerk
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Blaine County-A great place to live and raise a family!

We are seeking qualified law enforcement candidates to be a part of our professional law enforcement team, applicants should possess superior communication skills, unimpeachable integrity, and a strong commitment to public service and the community that we serve. Positive thinkers who are adaptable to a cooperative organization are encouraged to apply.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss the pursuit of a challenging career in law enforcement. We take pride in our organization, our professional accomplishments and our abilities. We are committed to quality training, staff development, recognizing creativity and efficiency to the highest degree possible. It is our sincere hope that you will consider joining our team and work in an environment that rewards and reinforces cooperation at all levels. We strive to serve our community's needs and protect the quality of life we all enjoy.

Our staff includes 65 professional sworn men and women dedicated to the concepts of personal excellence, continuous improvement, teamwork, and service to our community. In our Patrol Division, deputies may work in traffic patrol, investigations, School Resource Officer, marine patrol, snowmobile patrol or search and rescue. In our Jail Division, deputies may work in our detention facility, prisoner transport, or court bailiff. We also employ a civil processing department, drivers licensing, records department and administrative office staff.

To request an application and/or inquire about our hiring process please contact:
Holly Carter at (208)788-5536

What does a Detention Deputy do?
Being a Deputy in the Blaine County Detention Facility is a highly skilled profession for which deputies receive continual specialized training. Detention Deputies perform a long list of interesting and challenging duties daily. A typical shift may include assisting multiple inmates through the booking and/or release processes including signing inmates in and out for the work release program, assessing security classifications and processing legal and financial documents. Detention Deputies supervise inmates both in video arraignment in our facility and in the actual courtroom, control inmate safety at recreation and in their cells, transport inmates both to and from other facilities and coordinate video visitation. In addition to routine security checks, Detention Deputies are responsible for  providing suicide watch every 15 minutes, meals three times a day, clothing and property exchange, and weekly hygiene supplies. Deputies also ensure inmates receive medical, dental and mental health screenings through our licensed providers. Deputies on special assignment also provide courtroom and jury security for the Blaine County District, Magistrate, and Juvenile Courts in addition to their detention duties. Most importantly, our Detention Deputies provide safety and security for all the inmates, staff, visitors and citizens of Blaine County. 

What does Patrol Deputy do? 

The men and women assigned to the Blaine County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division perform the most visible and recognizable functions at the Sheriff's Office. Patrol Officers are commonly seen in their roles of traffic enforcement or responding to a citizen's call for assistance. You will find them behind the wheel of their patrol vehicle, looking for a lost child, aiding the victim of a crime or making our streets safer. Blaine County Patrol Deputies must respond to and successfully handle a very large variety of calls. To learn more visit our Patrol page under Services.

Performing law enforcement functions in a resort community is extremely demanding, but also very rewarding. Applicants must possess superior communication skills, unimpeachable integrity, and a strong commitment to public service and to the community that we serve. Additionally, they must meet the following minimum requirements:

Commissioned Deputy:
Must be a U.S. citizen, 21 years of age, possess or be able to obtain a valid Idaho drivers license, and have a high school degree or  GED equivalency. Must have a minimum of two years of any combination of responsible work experience, military service, education, or any other productive activity.

Non-Commissioned Deputy:
Must have a high school degree or equivalency and meet the following age requirements:
Central Control Operator:  19 years of age 
Police Records Clerk: 18 years of age
Drivers License Clerk: 18 years of age

Hiring Standards
NO conviction or commission of a felony as an adult; case-by-case review of juvenile felony convictions.

NO "soft" illegal drug use in the past three years, i.e., marijuana or synthetic variations such as "spice", psilocybin mushrooms, or illegal use of prescription drugs, etc.

NO "hard" illegal drug use in the past five years, i.e., methamphetamines, LSD, cocaine, heroin, etc.

General misdemeanor convictions reviewed on a case-by-case basis; however:
NO convictions for any misdmeanor sex crime, crime of deceit, or drug offense.
NO convictions for domestic battery, child abuse, stalking or voyeuristic type of convictions. Any criminal probation must already have been served.

NO conviction of any misdemeanor within two years of application (includes deferred prosecution and withheld judgments). No current pending misdemeanor case.
NO Civil Protection Orders or No Contact Orders served or issued against the applicant within two years of the application.
NO D.U.I. convictions or withheld judgments in the past three years. 

NO drivers license suspensions in the past three years for violations relating to D.U.I., chemical test refusal or points assessed due to moving traffic violations, if driving is an essential function of the job. Not have committed five or more moving traffic violations within the past three years.

NO conviction for willful concealment or petit theft within five years of application.
NO dishonorable discharges, military dismissals or bad conduct charges from any U.S. military force.

It shall be the policy of the Sheriff's Office to not hire applicants who are either presently undergoing action in bankruptcy court in any state on either a personal or business level, or applicants planning to file a bankruptcy in any state on either a personal or business level. After filing a bankruptcy, a period of at least one year must pass before an applicant can apply for a position with the Sheriff's office, and they must have demonstrated fiscal responsibility since that time.
Applicants must be of good moral character and not engaged in conduct or a pattern of conduct that would jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession.

Hiring Process:
Initial Eligibility and Application Completeness Screening
Physical Readiness Test (Deputy and CSO)
Computer Skills Test (Control, DL Clerk and other Admin positions)

Police Officer Selection Test (Deputy, CSO or Control)

Oral Board Interview 

Background Investigation and Interview

Finalist Interviews

Conditional Offer & Polygraph (Deputy)

Wages FY2014 Figures

Deputy Wages

Jail Deputy:    $37,315—$62,000

Patrol Deputy:  $41,392—$63,000

Jail Tech Wages

Central Control:    $31,990

Blaine County offers a full range of insurance: life, health, dental and optical benefits. The premiums for employees are paid at 100%, and the county pays 50% for dependents.

The county recognizes 10 paid holiday's per-year, and 2 weeks paid vacation per year after the first year of employment. Employees also earn sick leave at a rate of one day per month.

Blaine County employees participate in the state retirement system (PERSI), and are offered an opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation plan or a supplemental insurance program.

The Blaine County Sheriff's Department offers a progressive pay scale for both commissioned and non-commissioned deputies.

Find out more about our area by going to our page.

QUESTIONS? - Contact our Hiring Coordinator Holly Carter at or (208)788-5536

To apply for a Telecommunicator (Dispatch) position with the Emergency Communications Department please see the employment page at



Blaine County Sheriff’s Office

1650 Aviation Drive

Hailey, Idaho 83333

Phone: 208-788-5555

Fax: 208-788-3592