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Looking for a job in law enforcement?

If you’re searching for something more than just a job, then consider the challenge and opportunity of joining the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office

As the fastest growing law enforcement agency in Johnson County, the Sheriff’s Office offers a full range of public safety duties, with numerous career development opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is making a concerted effort in active recruiting, with a goal of being fully staffed by the end of 2017. Last fall, the shortfall was 60 positions, and 37 of those have been filled.

Since January, representatives of the Sheriff’s Office have visited approximately 50 schools either through a career fair or classroom visits. Those efforts netted about 153 student contacts and they are already prepping for the fall career fair schedule. 

“We hope to visit even more classrooms so we can speak to students about law enforcement and the career opportunities with the Sheriff’s Office,” said Master Deputy Rick Howell with the sheriff’s Personnel Division. “Currently, we have about 40 positions open. The number fluctuates because we have people leaving for retirement and other opportunities.”

The office is hiring for Deputy Sheriffs and Civilian Specialists and offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation and sick leave, short-term disability, Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, 457(b) deferred compensation, 401(a) supplemental retirement, wellness programs, and flexible spending accounts.

As a deputy sheriff, opportunities include, but are not limited to:  Patrol, Investigations, Crime Scene Investigation, Court Security, Detention, Warrants, Civil, Communications, Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT), Tag Registration, School Resource Officer, K-9, Support Services, and many more.  The Sheriff’s Office operates out of multiple locations throughout Johnson County, including the Johnson County Courthouse, Crime Laboratory, Communications Center, Training Center, Operations Center, Justice Annex, and two Detention Centers.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office was established in 1861 and has grown from a one man office to a highly skilled and advanced law enforcement agency. The Sheriff’s Office is the fastest growing law enforcement agency in Johnson County and is presently comprised of more than 500 sworn officers and a support staff of approximately 150 employees.