Careers

Denver is home to the largest sheriff department in the state of Colorado. The DSD is comprised of two divisions with diverse operations staffed by nearly 1,000 uniformed and non-uniformed members. These operations include two separate jails, security for the District and County Courts, state inmate transportation, extradition duties, fugitive and K-9 units, a Work Release Facility, Vehicle Impound Facility, and security at Denver Health Medical Center.   


 


Sworn Positions

Become a Deputy

A graphic describing the hiring process for deputies with an image of one female deputy smiling at the camera The Denver Sheriff Department (DSD) sworn staff are based on rank, in this order: deputy, sergeant, captain, major, division chief, sheriff. Unless you are making a lateral move from another department, or the mayor appoints you as sheriff, you will begin your career as a deputy. Once you have some experience as a deputy, you can specialize in several areas of interest, such as court services, gang intelligence, fugitive apprehension, partnering with a K-9, and more.

Before beginning the 16-week academy training, you must pre-qualify by meeting certain requirements. For more information, review the "Deputy Hiring Process" information below or contact the recruiting office at 303-435-7474 or workfordsd@denvergov.org.

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Security Specialists

Become a Security Specialist

One of the most important positions at the DSD is another type of uniformed position called the Security Specialist. The training is totally different from a sworn position, such as a deputy, and is categorized as a civilian.

The security specialist helps to run the control rooms in DSD facilities, ensuring that operations on each floor continue to run smoothly and safely.

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Professional Staff

There are plenty of positions available to you that do not require academy training or wearing a badge. The Denver Sheriff Department (DSD) has professional staff in director, managerial, specialist, and on-call positions across the City and County of Denver. These are just some of the opportunities offered by the DSD, along with:

  • Electrician 
  • HVAC Mechanic 
  • Locksmith 
  • Security Specialist (uniformed employees)
  • Vehicle Impound Clerk

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