Patrol Deputy Position Available

Patrol Deputy
Sheriff’s Office

Salary: $23.59 – $28.13 Hourly
Location: Mount Vernon, OH
Job Type: Full-time
Department: Sheriff’s Office
Job Number: 220000062


The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for full-time patrol division deputies. Deputies provide general law enforcement services to those within the jurisdictional limits of the agency.  Applicants should either have an Ohio Peace Officer Certificate, be enrolled in an academy, or be scheduled for an upcoming academy.

The 2023 wages are between $23.59 and $28.13 per hour, based on experience and shift.

Benefits include insurance, retirement, paid holidays and vacation.

Essential Functions

  • Provide general law enforcement services to those within the jurisdictional limits of the agency;
  • Preserve public peace;
  • Protect life;
  • Protect property;
  • Prevent crime;
  • Serve court processes;
  • Enforce the laws of the state and other applicable ordinances;
  • Protect persons and property that may come under your charge or custody;
  • Enforce the laws of the state and other applicable ordinances;
  • Arrive to work at a specified time in full regulation uniform, unless otherwise instructed;
  • Be on duty in the prescribed uniform, and be mentally, emotionally and physically prepared to perform all required duties;
  • Remain on duty and fully conscious until the expiration of the shift, and/or relieved by a supervisor;
  • Maintain a clean and professional appearance while on duty;
  • Complete, and turn in before the end of each tour of duty, all reports and necessary paperwork;
  • Maintain sensitivity and provide equality to all races, religions, sexes, and cultural groups;
  • Establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other agencies, and the public;
  • Attend and complete all required training and demonstrations of proficiency;
  • Establish and maintain liaison with local, county, state, federal agencies, and public officials; and
  • Abide by all lawful policies and procedures, orders, and instructions issued by superiors of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

Job Standards

  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED);
  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • Have a current Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Certificate;
  • Possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License;
  • Be subject to a thorough background investigation and personal interviews by agency personnel;
  • Successfully complete pre-employment polygraph and drug testing;
  • Be fingerprinted and subjected to a search of local, state, and national records and fingerprint files.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Speak, Write, and Read Reports & Comprehend Other Documents;
  • Handle Human Relations Problems;
  • Engage in Physical Activities;
  • Operate Patrol Vehicle;
  • Enforce Traffic Laws and Manage Traffic Accidents;
  • Arrest and Detain Persons;
  • Use Physical Force to Control Persons;
  • Use Deadly Force;
  • Conduct Search and Seizure;
  • Protect Crime Scene and Collect Evidence and Information;
  • Conduct Initial Investigations of Various Crimes and Events;
  • Provide Emergency Assistance; and
  • Present Testimony.

Chain of Command:
Newly appointed officers initially work under the direct supervision of a Field Training Officer (FTO), until the FTO approves the officer to perform duties on their own without constant direct supervision. Once the FTO training process is complete, sworn officers normally work under the supervision of a sergeant overseeing the section to which the officer is assigned.


Knox County Ohio
117 East High Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050
(740) 830-6919