Recruit training is the mainstay of the Denver Sheriff Training Academy, with classes generally conducted throughout the year. Before placement on an eligibility list, applicants must first complete a comprehensive selection process, including numerous tests, interviews, and a thorough background investigation. For Information please call or email our recruiting office at 720-661-4407 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recruits are exposed to 15 weeks of intensive training on a variety of subjects, including but not limited to:
Deputy Sheriff must, at the time of application:
Prior to appointment as a Denver Deputy Sheriff, the applicant must pass the following:
Automatic disqualifiers to be a Denver Deputy Sheriff:
Read the detailed description of the position.
A new hiring process for Deputy Sheriffs was implemented in November 2018.
The physical demands of law enforcement jobs are real. You may be called upon to move an accident victim to safety, subdue a violent criminal, climb flights of stairs to render first aide, or several other scenarios during your career.
The overall stress of a career in public safety is also very real. After consulting with your doctor, consider a regular fitness and nutrition program as part of your daily lifestyle.
Academy Academic Standards
If chosen to attend the academy, you will be held to specific academic standards, including:
Tests may be added or deleted during the academy as required.
A minimum passing score on all written tests is 80%.
As a Denver deputy sheriff you will receive extensive firearms training at the range. You will need to pass all shooting qualifications to graduate the academy. Once you are a sworn member, you will be required to qualify semi-annually with all firearms that you are issued and/or carrying. All deputies must maintain a shooting score of 80% or above during their employment.
Are you looking to move to Denver, the Mile High City? Did you know that Denver Sheriff Department received the Triple Crown Accreditation this year- where only 39 of 3,500 sheriff departments across the nation have qualified?
How would you like to join the Denver Sheriff Department, where a Strategic Plan (PDF) includes fostering staff success and safety, providing a safe and secure environment for inmates, improving community relations, providing resources to empower inmates, and all while efficiently administering criminal justice services?
Are you a Peace Officer in another jurisdiction, and have always wanted to work for Denver? We are seeking experienced law enforcement. Peace Officers to perform a variety of roles and responsibilities concerning the security, care and safety of prisoners and the public in detention, medical, court and transportation settings.
The Denver Sheriff Department is the largest Sheriff Department agency in the state of Colorado and is comprised of many divisions and diverse operations with over 900 uniformed and non-uniformed staff members. These operations include two separate jails, security for the District and County court systems, state inmate transportation, extradition duties, civil, fugitive and K-9 units, Vehicle Impound Facility, and security at Denver Health Medical Center.
To be considered for a Lateral Deputy Sheriff position, you must meet the following requirements:
All newly-hired deputy sheriff recruits will be required to successfully demonstrate academy skills and complete a (pre-service) POST based basic law enforcement training academy prior to assignment. DSD does not enforce traffic laws; therefore, POST-related material is omitted from DSD Basic Law Enforcement Training Adademy. Newly hired sworn personnel who are Colorado POST-certified will maintain their certification through DSD employment as a Denver deputy sheriff.