Recruitment Unit

Recruit Shadowing Program

Approved applicants for the Detentions Deputy role can participate in paid job shadowing at the detention facility before their academy training. This exclusive chance offers a hands-on preview of the job, ideal for individuals still deciding about this career. It's a valuable opportunity to gain real-world insights and build confidence in the role.

Pay and Benefits

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Detentions Deputy I salary range: $69,345.53-$87,844.84

Detentions Deputy I lateral transfers starting at the maximum pay: $78,049.00


Steps for the hiring process

  1. Physical Abilities Test (PAT) Video Written Explanation and the online test: You will be asked to select a date for testing at the end of your application (located in the supplemental questions section on your application).
  2. Online assessment test: After passing PAT, you will move on to the online test (immediately after you pass the PAT - same day).
  3. Background Check: You may pick up a background packet during the online test, come to HR (1150 O St) or download one.
    The next four steps, Polygraph, Psychological Exam, Drug Screen and Physical fitness examination will be scheduled by a WCSO recruiter. 

WCSO Opportunities

If you join the Weld County Sheriff’s Office these are the opportunities available to you:

Detective/Investigations

Drug Task Force

Canine Team (K9)

SWAT Team (Special Weapons and Tactics)

STRIKE Team (High Impact Task Force)

FET (Field Evidence Technician/Crime Scene Investigation)

FTO (Field Training Officer)

Drone Pilot

Honor Guard

Bomb Squad

Obstacle Course Video

Physical Abilities Test - Detentions Division

In the below video, we'll take through all of the obstacles of the new Physical Abilities Test for the Detentions Division. As of April 1, 2022, all applicants to the Weld County Jail must successfully complete the course to be considered for employment. A passing time is 7:45 or less.

Physical Abilities Test - Patrol Division

In the below video, we'll take through all of the obstacles of the new Physical Abilities Test for the Patrol Division. As of April 1, 2022, all applicants to patrol must successfully complete the course to be considered for employment. A passing time is 7:45 or less.

Candidate Testing Dates

Sat. Jan. 6, 2024 - 8:00 a.m.
Sat. Jan. 20, 2024 - 8:00 a.m.
Sat. Feb. 3, 2024 - 8:00 a.m.
Sat. Feb. 17, 2023 - 8:00 a.m.
Sat. March 2, 2024 - 8:00 a.m.
Sat. March 16, 2024 - 8:00 a.m.
Sat. April 6, 2024 - 8:00 a.m.
Sat. April 20, 2024 - 8:00 a.m.

Future testing dates will be posted when they become available.