Lateral Entry Deputy Sheriff-Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (NE)

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 the next generation of deputies who will serve as tomorrow’s leaders and serve our community. Prior law enforcement certification required. Come join us!

The entry-level lateral selection process is comprised of several elements, including application, physical fitness assessment, structured interview, polygraph examination, background examination, psychological examination, medical examination, and drug-screening test.

Deputy Sheriff’s conduct a wide range of duties including: cruiser patrol, enforcement of traffic and criminal laws, fugitive apprehension, response to 911 calls, accident investigation, courthouse security, criminal investigation, and a host of other specialty positions. Some of the minimum qualifications for employment include: High School Diploma or GED, prior law enforcement certification, a criminal history which does not prevent the ability to carry a firearm, 21 years of age, valid driver’s license, and United States Citizen. Salary range is $52,748 – $77,334 plus extensive benefits.

Applications will be available and accepted for the position of Lateral Deputy Sheriff beginning on Friday, January 1st, 2021 through Friday, January 15th, 2021. Applications must be submitted through Employment – Douglas County Human Resources ( by clicking on View Available Douglas County Job Postings and selecting Deputy Sheriff (Lateral Entry). For more information call Lt. Jennifer Birkhofer at (402) 444-7470, email: or fax: (402) 444-6065.

The DCSO is an equal employment opportunity organization.

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