Jail Deputy

at Reno County in Hutchinson, Kansas, United States

Job Description



Job Purpose and Objectives: 

This position is responsible for the preservation of peace, control crime and enforce all state and federal laws and regulations. Maintains security and order within the Reno County Jail to ensure safety of all persons and property. Performs a variety of recurring duties according to standardized departmental policies and procedures, selects applicable methods to take authoritative action in response to situational demands. Receives indirect supervision and refers to supervisor for unusual matters.

Personal conduct and behavior (on duty as well as off) must be such that it does not bring disrepute or unnecessarily endanger the public’s trust or confidence in the agency or its members.


Job Competencies:

Enforces local, state and federal laws by implementing effective policy to protect the lives and property of the people. Maintains interior and exterior security of Jail facility, including monitoring surveillance cameras, operating electronic and/or digital door controls, monitoring activities of detainees, and conducting patrols. Maintains accurate accounting of all detainees, including conducting periodic cell checks, roll calls, and head counts of detainees in assigned areas. Reviews arrest sheet of individuals and determines authority to confine. Performs booking procedures of individuals being detained, including photographing, fingerprinting, entering required information on the computer, completing required forms and intake reports, receiving and receipting money and personal property, and searching detainees for weapons and contraband. Supervises and directs activities of detainees, such as serving meals, doing laundry, outside exercises, haircuts, etc. to include making work assignments and assuring proper completion of duties. Oversees detainees in allowable activities, such as telephone calls, commissary purchases, and family visitations. Distributes daily meals and ensures all trays are removed from cellblocks. Ensures personal hygiene of detainees and cleanliness of cell areas, accounting for all cleaning supplies and equipment issued to detainees. Provides detainees with daily meals and issues prescribed medications according to orders of physician. Follows department procedures to ensure detainees receive proper medical attention. Ensures compliance with facility rules and regulations, records and reports inappropriate behavior to appropriate department personnel, and takes appropriate action to correct any problems that arise. Properly secures and/or physically restrains violent and uncontrollable detainees as situations demand. Transports and/or escorts individuals detained by the County to appropriate courts, detention, or medical facilities. Maintains and updates institution logs, incident reports, daily activity reports, booking/release records and medical records. Refers inmate grievances to appropriate department personnel. Answer telephone and greets jail office visitors, determining nature of call, responding to inquiries regarding detainees, and/or routing caller to appropriate person or department. Testifies in court as required. Performs related duties as assigned. Protects and maintains any confidential information you have access to, whether oral, written, or electronic. Operates all job-related equipment, machinery, tools and other aids as required or needed. 

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This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.


Reno County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Reno County is an at-will, equal opportunity employer.  Reno County provides Family Medical Leave (FMLA) benefits to eligible, covered employees.  Reno County considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age (40+), disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state or federal law.  Reno County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities.  If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Reno County Human Resources by phone at 620-694-2982 or by email at personnel@renogov.orgApplications must be submitted on You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.


Reno County prohibits employment of family members when such employment will create a situation where one person is in the direct chain of command and supervises, manages, or will be supervised or managed by another family member.  Family members are defined as spouses, biological parents, children and siblings, in-laws, grandparent, grandchildren, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, adoptive parents, children and siblings who share (or have shared) the same household, step-parents, step-children, and step-siblings who share (or have shared) the same household, or individuals with whom an employee has a close personal relationship such as domestic partners, cohabitants, and significant others.  Employees are expected to disclose relationships covered by this policy whenever they come into existence.

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Job Posting: 12532197

Posted On: May 26, 2023

Updated On: Jun 26, 2023

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