Human Resources - Sheriff


The Human Resources Section manages the functions of recruitment and selection for new hires, transfers, and promotions for all personnel, sworn (commissioned) and non-sworn (civilian). 

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Application Process

Applicants must apply online for each position they wish to be considered. Only those applicants who have successfully completed their applications will be considered for the position. Due to the nature of law enforcement, extensive pre-employment testing, pre-employment background checks and post-offer testing is completed in consideration for any position with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office. Applicants will complete the following steps and should anticipate a two-to-three month time frame from position closing date:

Validated Physical Ability Test (VPAT); for patrol deputy sheriff and non-certified deputy sheriff positions only.

  • Written exam and/or position specific testing
  • Phase I suitability evaluation
  • Polygraph
  • Oral board/panel interview
  • Extensive background investigation
  • Phase II psychological evaluation
  • Medical exam
  • Drug test

Note: Individuals pursuing positions as sworn personnel should anticipate a high level of strenuous physical activity through the course of training and job demands.

Disqualifiers for Employment

  • Current and recent use of non-prescribed or illegal drugs. Applicants who have recent illegal drug usage will be disqualified. Recent drug use includes marijuana within one year of application, and all other illegal drug use within the past five years. All other illegal drug use will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Any felony conviction.
  • Police history - type, frequency and nature of contacts.
  • Driving record.
  • Outside activities which may be deemed a conflict of interest.
  • Revelation of assaults in the past.
  • Documented record of prior work performance.
  • Unsuccessful completion of any basic requirement.
  • Inability to perform the essential functions of the position.

Past Employment Verifications

Former Sheriff's Office employees can request employment and salary verifications online at any time.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.