Patrol Deputy

The men and women assigned to the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division perform the most visible and recognizable functions at the Sheriff’s Office. Patrol Officers are commonly seen in their roles of traffic enforcement or responding to a citizen’s call for assistance. You will find them behind the wheel of their patrol vehicle, looking for a lost child, aiding the victim of a crime, on scene at an accident or fire. 

They investigate, interview and perform numerous duties to make our community and streets safer. Blaine County Patrol Deputies must respond to and successfully handle a very large variety of calls. Patrol Deputies attend the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy for 15 weeks, complete an extensive in-house FTO program and receive annual specialized training.


Patrol Deputies generally work four 10-hour shifts per week. The schedule rotation includes days, nights, weekends, graveyard and holidays.

Patrol Deputy Qualifications

  • Meet all Minimum Hiring Standards
  • Be a U.S. Citizen and at least 21 years of age
  • Possess a valid Idaho Drivers License
  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalency
  • Pass a Written Basic Skills Test 
  • Pass a background investigation and oral board interviews
  • Pass all medical, hearing, sight, and polygraph examinations

It is highly recommended you contact us to arrange a ride-along to observe this position after you submit your application.

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