LATERAL PATROL DEPUTY SHERIFF
Summary: Performs daily patrol of assigned County roads in order to maintain and ensure public safety. Responds to calls for service, investigates crimes, arrests suspected violators, enforces traffic laws, investigates traffic accidents, investigates narcotics violations, and renders aid to injured people. Enforces all federal, state, and local laws for the protection of all citizens of the state of Idaho.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST I
Summary: Must be able to answer multiple telephone lines, to communicate effectively with persons requesting emergency and non-emergency assistance, to clearly relay information for dispatch or transfer calls appropriately. Ability to take appropriate action given either a routine or an emergency situation. Remains calm under all circumstances. Maintains conversation with caller to obtain/verify pertinent information, to administer pre-arrival instructions and to provide comfort until assistance arrives. Reestablishes calls on 911 hang-ups. Maintains status of police, fire, EMS, and other responding units at all times to ensure safety of personnel involved, including those working accidents, fires, and hazardous incidents, as well as those on breaks. Processes and confirms warrants, protection orders, no contact orders, missing person records, and stolen article and vehicle records. Must have aptitude to deal well in stressful situations. Performs administrative support tasks as required. Must be able to work shift work. Bonner County 911 Center operates 24/7, holidays, weekends.
Performs daily patrol on waterways throughout the County. Responds to calls for service, investigates crimes & boat accidents, arrest suspected violators, conducts boat safety inspections, and renders aid to injured people. Position enforces applicable state and local laws while educating the public on boating and waterway safety. These tasks are accomplished through a balanced approach of law enforcement, boater safety education, search and rescue, and other emergency and community services.
Have you ever dreamed of becoming a Deputy Sheriff? Do the aspects of the job intrigue you? The following is a list of the qualifications, requirements, and testing procedures needed to fulfill that dream.
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Entry Applicant Qualifications
In order to qualify as an entry level Deputy Sheriff applicant for Bonner County, the following minimum requirements must be met:
- Shall be a citizen of the United States .
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Must possess a High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license.
- Must be of good moral character and pass an extensive background investigation, which will include a review of your criminal and traffic history, your financial affairs, work history, education, and personal history to include, but not be limited to contacts with friends, neighbors, relatives, employers, co-workers and associates. Applicants who successfully progress through the application and testing process will also be required to pass a Polygraph Exam and Drug Testing prior to being appointed to a Deputy Sheriff position.
- Have not less than two (2) years of responsible work experience following high school graduation (or when the applicant would have graduated). This requirement can be complied with by two (2) years of any combination of military service, gainful employment or education.
- Shall have no convictions or withheld judgments for any felony criminal offense.
- Shall have no convictions or withheld judgments for any misdemeanor sex crimes, misdemeanor crimes of deceit or misdemeanor drug offenses within five (5) years preceding application.
- Shall have no convictions or withheld judgments for misdemeanor DUI during the three (3) years immediately preceding application.
- Shall have no convictions or withheld judgments for any other misdemeanor crime during the three (3) years immediately preceding application.
- Shall have no convictions or withheld judgments of any misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, stalking, violation of a civil protection order, violation of a no contact order or child abuse.
- Shall not have had a driver’s license suspension for a DUI conviction, refusal of a chemical test or for having habitual misdemeanor or infraction traffic violations during the three (3) years immediately preceding application.
- Must be able to legally possess a firearm.
- Shall not have a “Dismissal,” “Bad Conduct Discharge,” “Dishonorable Discharge” or “Other than Honorable” discharge from any Military service. The administrative discharges of “General Under Honorable Conditions,” “General” or “Uncharacterized” may be grounds for rejection for certification by Idaho POST.
- Must be able to meet the physical and medical requirements for a law enforcement officer in the State of Idaho as prescribed by the Idaho Peace Officer Standards & Training Council.
Lateral Entry Qualifications
In order to qualify as a Lateral Deputy Sheriff Applicant for the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office, the following minimum requirements must be met:
- Must meet all of the same minimum requirements as an Entry Level Deputy Sheriff Applicant and;
- Must hold a current certification as a peace officer (A copy of this certification must be attached to application) and;
- Must have satisfactorily completed a probationary period with current/prior law enforcement agency and;
- Must have satisfactorily completed at least one (1) continuous year of service assigned to a Patrol Division or other similar Field duty after the completion of a Field Training Program; The Sheriff reserves the right to review and accept or deny other duties or assignments which may be considered for a lateral entry.
- Any lateral applicant who has been out of full-time law enforcement status for longer than five (5) years must attend the Idaho POST Basic Patrol Academy to be recertified, unless the Idaho POST Council waives this requirement based off of clear and convincing evidence that during a substantial part of their time out of full-time law enforcement, the applicant was engaged in an occupation requiring law enforcement training, skill and experience.
Application & Testing
Specific information regarding the testing dates are available by contacting Bonner County Sheriff’s Office.
A three-part exam consisting of a written exam, physical fitness, and oral interviews will be administered. Applicants who successfully progress through the application and testing process will also be required to pass a Polygraph Exam and Drug Testing prior to being appointed to a Deputy Sheriff position.
Training & Certification
An entry-level deputy sheriff’s career begins at the Idaho P.O.S.T. Academy where training is provided for 10 weeks (400 hours), eight hours every day, except weekends and holidays. While in the Academy you will be paid your full salary and will receive intensive training in preparation for your law enforcement career.
Commissioned Academy graduates are assigned to the Patrol Division under the guidance of a Field Training Officer (FTO) who will instruct you in the practical application of your academy training. Upon completion of the FTO program, you will be placed on normal shift rotation and assignment.
Uniforms: Issued required clothing and equipment.
The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees, and their families with a broad range of employer and employee paid benefit options. Eligibility for the following benefits may vary depending on the employee’s employment category or classification and whether they are part-time or full-time employees.