The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office continually searches for highly qualified, experienced law enforcement officers for our Uniform Patrol Component. To be considered for employment, applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have no serious criminal record or background, possess certification as a police officer, experience as a patrol officer, and a desire to work in a community-oriented environment. All applicants are subject to a thorough background check, pre-employment drug screen, voice stress analysis, an interview process, and other pre-employment screening techniques utilized by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office.

Responsibilities of a patrol officer include, but are not limited to, the enforcement of all local ordinances, state laws, and federal laws. This includes the enforcement of traffic law. With the enforcement of these laws, patrol officers must complete written reports, testify in court, apprehend subjects, maintain care and custody of detainees, perform traffic and crowd control, operate emergency vehicles, etc.

Those interested in obtaining additional information may do so by contacting the Human Resources Director. Applicants can download an application from the “Employment Opportunities” page or pick up an application in person at the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office.

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