McCook County is accepting applications for a Deputy Sheriff. This position performs a variety of functions in providing general law enforcement work to maintain law and order throughout McCook County. Responsibilities include investigating illegal or suspicious activities and completing and maintaining accurate records and reports.

To be qualified for this position, you’ll need:

Basic knowledge of the principles, policies, procedures, codes, laws, and statutes of law enforcement operations. Ability to make appropriate decisions quickly and with tact and impartially.  Ability to tactfully communicate with others. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other agencies, and the public.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Age 21 at the time of hiring
  • Certified officers preferred
  • Currently a certified officer or must be able to meet the standards for certification as a law enforcement officer in South Dakota as required by the Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission

This is a full-time position. 

Pay starts at $20.66 per hour for non-certified deputies, with an increase once certification is obtained.

Pay starts at $21.90 per hour for certified deputies with less than 2 years experience. Credit will be given for certified deputies with considerable experience.

McCook County offers a competitive benefit package including 100% county paid employee health insurance and 8% South Dakota Retirement match for law enforcement.



Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.