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 Vehicle Impound Facility, and security at Denver Health Medical Center.
Become a Deputy
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 15-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 720-812-2330 or email@example.com.
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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 run the control rooms in DSD facilities, ensuring operations on each floor continue to run smoothly and safely.
To become a security specialist with the Denver Sheriff Department, you must first meet the following minimum requirements:
- Age: 18 years old.
- Education: graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET, or TASC Certificate.
- Experience: none.
- Equivalency: none.
- Fitness: meet the certified physical fitness standards adopted by the department.
- Licensure/Certification: a valid driver license at the time of application.
- Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.
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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:
- HVAC Mechanic
- Security Specialist (uniformed employees)
- Vehicle Impound Clerk
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