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Road Patrol Deputy

The Linn County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for a full-time Road Patrol Deputy position. LCSO is committed to the highest degree of employee standards. The ideal applicant will have excellent communication skills, be service-oriented, and be willing to work in a team environment.

Linn County covers approximately 621 squares miles and is home to approximately 12,000 residents. It is a predominantly rural farming area with twenty-five small towns / communities spread across the county. The Linn County Sheriff's Office staffs 5 Road Patrol Deputies, 1 Bailiff, 1 Court Security / Transportation Officer and 1 office staff member.

The Road Patrol Division is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Deputies assigned to this division are the most visible in the community and perform the duties that most associate with law enforcement. Specific details regarding this position are listed below.


  • Starting Annual Salary: $38,000
    • Regular Hourly Rate: $18.27
    • Overtime Hourly Rate: $27.41
    • Subject to increase based on experience.
  • Deputy Sheriff Salary Supplement Grant Annual Allotment: $1,200 
    • Paid in addition to regular salary.

Shift / Work Schedule

  • 12 Hour Shifts
    • 7 am - 7 pm
      • On call from 4 am until 7 am prior to shift.
    • 2 pm - 2 am
      • On call from 2 am until 4 am after shift.
  • Rotating schedule (2,080 hours annually)
    • Week 1:  Mon - Tues - Fri - Sat
    • Week 2:  Sun - Wed - Thurs
    • Week 3:  Mon - Tues - Fri - Sat
    • Week 4:  Sun - Wed - Thurs


  • Thirteen (13) annual paid holidays.
  • Five (5) paid vacation days after one year of employment.
  • Ten (10) paid vacation days after two years of employment.
  • Five (5) hours paid sick leave accrued monthly.
  • Paid overtime.
  • Paid training.
  • 401(k) matching.
  • CERF Retirement
  • Paid health insurance for employees.
    • Optional health insurance available for family / dependents - paid for by employee.
    • Optional dental and vision insurance available - paid for by employee.
  • Take home patrol vehicle.
  • Required uniforms and equipment provided.
  • LCSO is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Job Duties / Responsibilities 

This list is not all inclusive and subject to change as needed. 

  • Respond to calls for service.
  • Serve civil and criminal process papers.
  • Enforce all applicable laws.
  • Patrol all roads, highways and assigned areas within the county.
  • Enforce all traffic laws.
  • Prepare reports and maintain records for public, court, and law enforcement purposes. 
  • Conduct investigations.
  • Conduct interviews, as necessary. 
  • Collect and secure evidence, as necessary.
  • Make criminal arrests and book inmates, as necessary.
  • Transport inmates as needed. 
  • Conduct security checks as assigned. 
  • Assist other agencies as needed. 
  • The Sheriff / Supervisor may assign additional duties as needed.

Required Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

This list is not all inclusive and is subject to change as needed.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid Class A Missouri POST certification.
  • Must possess a valid Missouri driver's license.
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation.
  • Must be able to pass a drug / alcohol screening.
  • Must be able to pass a physical fitness test if requested.
  • Must be able to pass vision test.
  • Be of good character.
  • Possess excellent communication and public relations skills.
  • Possess basic computer knowledge.
  • Possess proficient report writing skills.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Missouri State Charge Codes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Missouri criminal and civil process procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of common safety procedures.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize calls for service.
  • Ability to follow directives; both written and oral.
  • Ability to keep information confidential.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects and lift / move subjects up to 150 lbs.
  • Ability to react quickly and appropriately to various situations, including emergency conditions.


This position will stay open until filled.

Click HERE to apply for this position.

For questions, click HERE to contact LCSO Executive Staff. 



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