Patrol Deputy Positions


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, on scene at an accident or fire. They investigate, interview and perform numerous duties to make our community and 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 and see our Patrol Deputy I job description below.

Starting Wage: $20.71 per hour or $43,076 annuallyKerri training

Certified Wage: $22.26 per hour or $46,300 annually

Lateral Wage DOE: $46,300-$56,000

Shift: Patrol Deputies generally work 4 ten hour shifts per week. The schedule rotation includes days, nights, weekends, graveyard and holidays.

Patrol Deputy Qualifications:

  • Meet all Minimum Hiring Standards (see our Hiring Process FAQs)
  • Be a U.S. Citizen and at least 21 years of age
  • Possess a valid Idaho Drivers License
  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalency
  • Pass a Written Basic Skills Test and a
  • Pass a background investigation and oral board interviews
  • Pass all medical, hearing, sight and polygraph examinations

If you are applying for a current Patrol Deputy opening, it is highly recommended you contact us to arrange a ride along to observe this position.

Job Descriptions: 

Patrol Deputy I

Patrol Deputy II

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