Why Work for the Larimer County Sheriff's Office?

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Thinking about a career in law enforcement?  Looking for a job where you can work with dedicated, trustworthy people in service to your community?  Interested in exemplifying the qualities of a good leader?  The Larimer County Sheriff's Office is a great place to begin.

Larimer County Colorado is a great place to work, live, and play!  Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and only 50 minutes north of Denver, Larimer County has everything an outdoor enthusiast could want within minutes of our beautiful and historic cities, which are consistently rated among the best places to live in the country.

Larimer County provides a mixture of environments unlike anywhere else in the nation.  From biking through old growth forests and kayaking world class rapids to strolling through city streets that have not lost their small frontier town feel, there is something for everyone.  You will enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, skiing, fine dining, art galleries, museums, nightlife, shopping, award winning public school systems, and higher education opportunities all within your backyard.

Employment with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office is not just a job - for most, it is a career lasting many years.  The average tenure of the 361 members of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office is more than 11 years, with many having worked more than 25 years.  Sheriff Justin Smith encourages forward thinking, servant leadership, and a sense of family among all sheriff's office members.  If you are seeking a career, have a desire to serve your community, and want to work alongside others with the same mindset, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office is a great place to call home.

As is emphasized to job candidates at the written exam, law enforcement is a career - and a rewarding career.  An individual with determination, courage, and leadership potential can go a long way in a law enforcement career.  Deputies who wish to advance may have the opportunity to test and interview for higher ranking positions - usually one a year.  Some move up through the ranks to corporal, sergeant, and lieutenant in a relatively short time when there are positions available within the agency.

Platoons and squads train at least one day per month which is as much or more than other agencies of the same size in this region.  Additionally, sworn members may apply and train for collateral duties such as K9 handler, SERT (Special Emergency Response Team), SWAT, hostage negotiator, and field training officer, to list a few.  Training opportunities abound for individual members throughout the year.

Civilian members are also able to take advantage of educational and training opportunities that they otherwise would not have known about.  These include SHARP (sexual harassment and rape prevention), cultural diversity, interviewing skills, verbal judo, stress management for law enforcement, first aid, and CPR (when space allows).  You may be "just looking for a job," but if you become a members of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, you will soon find that working here is so much more than just a job.  

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