Under the supervision of the Lincoln County Sheriff and UnderSheriff, the Deputy Sheriff is a non-exempt position under FLSA. This employee provides citizen assistance, enforces all federal, state and local laws, and performs patrol duties in all areas in Lincoln County. The Deputy Sheriff makes arrest, issues traffic violations, and investigates crimes and accidents. This employee should possess excellent organizational, communication, and public relation skills. This position has limited access to protected health information.


• Enforces all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances in all areas of Lincoln County;
• Protects the lives and property of the citizens of Lincoln County;
• Makes arrests and issues traffic citations;
• Performs routine patrol duties & building checks;
• Performs courtroom security;
• Responds to complaints, crimes, disturbances, disaster situations, & missing person searches;
• Investigates crimes and accidents and gathers evidence;
• Responds to emergency situations and assists other emergency services personnel where needed;
• Provides citizen assistance;
• Operates law enforcement equipment including patrol vehicle, firearms, and communication equipment in a safe manner;
• Testifies in court;
• Insures department equipment is properly maintained;
• Servers warrants, subpoenas, and other legal documents;
• Follows department policies and procedures including safety procedures and practices.


• Provides security during various activities and events;
• Provides funeral escort;
• Assists with community corrections and probation;
• Assist with public presentations when required;
• Assists with jail duty, prisoner care and transports;
• Attends departmental training sessions;
• Assists other law enforcement agencies;
• Assists with weather watching and reporting;
• Performs animal control;
• Assists with Emergency Preparedness response as assigned, according to chain of command;
• Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.