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Sheriff's Office

Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Sedgwick County is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Commissioned Deputy  |  Detention Deputy  |  Civilian Employment
Reserve Deputy  |  Cadet Explorer

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COMMISSIONED DEPUTY

Starting salary:  $18.28

Benefits include:

  • Paid vacations, progressive with the number of years of service; 10 paid holidays per year
  • Sick leave cumulative at the rate of 1 day per month; unused days carry over each year
  • Flexible benefits
    Medical Insurance
    Dental Insurance
    Prescription card
    Life Insurance
    Retirement KPF (Kansas Police and Fire)
  • Tuition reimbursement

DETENTION DEPUTY

Starting salary:  $13.69 per hour

Benefits include:

  • Paid vacations, progressive with the number of years of service; 10 paid holidays per year
  • Sick leave cumulative at the rate of 1 day per month; unused days carry over each year
  • Flexible benefits
    Medical Insurance
    Dental Insurance
    Prescription card
    Life Insurance
    Retirement KPERS (Kansas Public Employees Retirement System)
  • Tuition reimbursement

CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office employs more than 500 commissioned and civilian employees.

Starting salary:  $11.18 per hour

Benefits include:

  • Paid vacations, progressive with the number of years of service; 10 paid holidays per year
  • Sick leave cumulative at the rate of 1 day per month; unused days carry over each year
  • Flexible benefits
    Medical Insurance
    Dental Insurance
    Prescription card
    Life Insurance
    Retirement KPERS (Kansas Public Employees Retirement System)
  • Tuition reimbursement

CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYMENT

Benefits include:

  • Shift work available
  • 75-cent per hour shift differential for 2nd and 3rd watches
  • Paid on-the-job training
  • All uniforms and equipment supplied
  • Work with the latest law enforcement technology
  • Choice of commissioned law enforcement or non-commissioned detention career paths
  • Career advancement from the rank of deputy to the rank of major for either deputy career path
  • Annual pay raises
  • Stable employment
  • Job satisfaction
  • Community Service

RESERVE DEPUTY

Starting salary:  Volunteer

As commissioned deputies of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, Reserve deputies are sworn to protect the life, property and rights of all citizens of Sedgwick County.

Candidates for the Reserve must:

  • Be 21 years of age
  • Be in good physical condition and capable of carrying out strenuous law enforcement activities
  • Be a U.S. and Kansas citizen
  • Complete a written application
  • Agree to and pass extensive background, psychological and drug screening tests
  • Possess a valid Kansas driver’s license
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED, and
  • Complete a comprehensive training academy. After admission to and successful completion of the training academy, Reserve deputies continue their training through practical application of their new knowledge in patrol, warrant, investigation, detention, courtroom security and other law enforcement activities. As Reserve deputies grow in knowledge and experience, they have an opportunity to test for promotions to leadership positions (detective, sergeant, lieutenant) within the Reserve.

Reserve deputies are required to provide no less than 20 hours of volunteer service during each month and attend monthly meetings. Additionally, Reserve deputies must complete annual in-service training requirements to keep their skills sharp and to stay abreast of changes in law enforcement technology and procedures. The monthly meetings provide training and information exchange opportunities.

You may contact us by phone by calling 316-660-3757 between 6:30 and 8:30 pm on Mondays or Wednesdays or email us at sheriffreserve@sedgwick.gov.

If this sounds like the job for you, we'd like to hear from you.  Open positions are posted at hrepartners.com.  You may apply on-line when a position becomes available.

CADET EXPLORER

Starting salary:  Volunteer

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Cadets are a voluntary post organized under the Learning for Life Explorer program, sponsored by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, under the Direction of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Community Liaison Unit. It serves the public without compensation in the interest of good law enforcement and in cooperation with all law enforcement agencies. The Sheriff and/or Sergeant of the Sedgwick County Community Liaison Unit may call upon this post to perform various duties at his/her direction at any time, day or night, to give assistance to the citizens of Sedgwick County and perform emergency service if the need arises.

What is Law Enforcement Exploring?

The intent of law enforcement exploring is to educate and involve youth in police operations, to interest them in law enforcement functions whether they enter police work or not.  Through involvement, the law enforcement Explorer program establishes an awareness of the complexities of police services. Exploring provides the law enforcement community an opportunity to further an investment in its own future through relationships with fit and capable young adults.  Exploring furthers each Explorer's education, encourages the Explorer's participation in a rewarding and productive service activity, and enhances the Explorer's preparation for future roles as a citizen and community member.

Exploring is the young adult career education program of Learning for Life for both young men and women who are 14 and graduates of the eighth grade or 15 through 20 years of age. Law Enforcement Exploring is a youth development program centered around Law Enforcement careers. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office affords it's cadets opportunities to experience and become involved in such activities as crime prevention activities, community policing, traffic control, finger printing, ride-a-longs, patrol procedures, and connecting activities with high schools, the court system, and national, state, and local academies. The bottom line is that Law Enforcement Exploring is action-oriented.

Interested in Joining?

If you are at least 14 years of age and have completed the eighth grade you are eligible to apply to become a Sedgwick County Sheriff's Cadet.  The Cadet Explorer program is designed for young adults between 14 and 20 years of age.  Candidates must be of good moral character.  Interested individuals should complete a Cadet Application and return it to the Sheriff Community Liaison Unit located at the Sedgwick County Courthouse at 525 N Main on the third floor. Monday thru Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  Completed applications may also be mailed to the following address:

Sedgwick County Sheriff Community Liaison Unit
141 W. Elm
Wichita, KS 67203

If you have questions you may call the Community Liaison Unit at (316) 660-3920 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday