The Labette County Sheriff’s Office places a priority interest in the selection and placement of personnel and considers many factors, including, but not limited to applicant qualifications and budgetary constraints. This agency strives to meet and exceed state standards on officer qualifications for employment while maintaining an equal employment opportunity and discrimination-free environment.
Guidelines for Filling a Position:
Whenever a vacant position is to be filled within the Labette County Sheriff’s Office, a number of guidelines must be maintained to ensure all applicants are treated equally to include the following:
Acceptance of Applications:
Employment applications are accepted at any time, even if all positions are filled, for future evaluation. The completion of a regular application form will ensure that each candidate be considered for all positions within the agency for which he or she is qualified. Applications are kept on file for at least twelve months, after which the application will be destroyed. Applications of hired individuals are maintained in their employee file.
Term of Employment: All County Employees are “At Will” employees. “At Will” employment is not for a specific period of time and employment may be terminated at any time, without notice or liability of any kind (except for wages earned and unpaid) and with or without cause.
The Labette County Sheriff’s Office employees both, sworn personnel with general or restricted arrest powers and civilian, non-sworn personnel, with no arrest powers. Specific and detailed job descriptions have been created for each position within the Sheriff’s Office. Different positions will have different criteria applicants must meet, or be eligible to meet, before they can be considered for the position.
Specific Requirements – Sworn Deputy Sheriff:
All persons seeking employment with the Labette County Sheriff’s Office, as a law enforcement officer must:
Sheriff’s Office Additional Requirements:
Applicants will not be considered for Sheriff’s Office employment who:
***Other convictions for a minor misdemeanor offense will not necessarily disqualify the applicant, however the Sheriff will look closely at the circumstances surrounding any criminal arrests or convictions.
Other Testing of Sworn Law Enforcement Officers
Individuals applying for a position as a sworn officer of this agency must continually demonstrate the ability to perform physical and mental tasks under stressful and often confusing circumstances. At time of application and periodically thereafter, officers may be required to demonstrate these abilities without assistance. Minimum demonstrations of ability include, but are not limited to:
An applicant for a sworn position that cannot perform these minimum tasks will not be accepted. Sworn officers of this agency that cannot demonstrate proficiency in these areas annually may be reassigned to non-sworn duties or dismissed from the agency.
Additionally, sworn officers will be required to obtain certification from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training.
Specific Requirements – Non-Sworn Employees
Non-Sworn civilian employees, and sworn employees with restricted arrest powers (such as correctional officers) must normally meet all of the same requirements as sworn employees, with the following exceptions:
*** Other potential applicant disqualifiers include, but are not limited to:
*** It should also be noted that all employees of the Labette County Sheriff’s Office will be required to work together as a team to accomplish the goals and objectives and fulfill the Mission Statement of the Sheriff. Irrespective of designated job titles or job descriptions, each Sheriff’s Office employee will be expected to perform any tasks, duties, or assignments, which he or she is qualified for and capable of performing, that are directed by his or her supervisor, even though such duty or assignment may not fall within the specifications of a job description or be part of the normal duties and responsibilities of the position held.
Moral turpitude – The act of baseness, vileness, or the depravity in private and social duties which man owes to his fellow man or to society in general, contrary to accepted and customary rule of right and duty between man and man. Act or behavior that gravely violates moral sentiment or accepted moral standards of community and is morally culpable quality held to be present in some criminal offenses as distinguished from others. The quality of a crime involving grave infringement of the moral sentiment of the community as distinguished from minor laws.
Applications can be downloaded by clicking the PDF link below and can be submitted by faxing to 620-795-4818, by delivering in person or by mail.
Application for Employment
The Labette County Sheriff's Office is located at:
Labette County Sheriff's Office
718 5th Street
Oswego, KS 67356