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Position Title: Deputy
Category: Law Enforcement
Location: Columbus, NE
The Platte County Sheriff’s Office in Columbus, Nebraska, is currently accepting applications to establish a register for the position of Deputy Sheriff.

•All Applicants must be twenty-one 21 years of age prior to completion of the Nebraska Law Enforcement training program.
•Must be a citizen of the United States.
•Must possess a High School Diploma or possess a certificate that certifies an educational development of at least a high school graduation level (GED).
•Must possess a valid Driver’s License.
•Must pass a T.A.B.E. test.
•Must be of good character, so as to be free of any convictions of any crime punishable by imprisonment in a state or federal penitentiary for a term of one (1) year or more, or any misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude, or from which a pardon has not been received.
•Must be able to pass the physical agility test as established by the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center.
•Must meet any and all other requirements as specified by the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center.
•Must meet requirements as established by the Platte County Sheriff’s Office Merit Commission Rules.

Platte County offers full time Deputies benefits, to include competitive wages, uniform allowance, retirement, medical insurance (percentage paid for by county), vacation, paid holiday and sick leave.

Applications shall be received until Saturday October 28, 2017 and may be obtained at the Platte County Sheriff’s Office, 2610 14th St. Columbus, NE, on our web site , or by email at

Testing will commence on Monday October 30, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with the written examination. The next step in the test process will be an oral interview with the Platte County Merit Commission. Interviews will take place on Monday November 6, 2017 with interview times provided upon passing of the written examination.

If unable to attend on the date established for the written examination, please contact the Sheriff’s Office to see if other arrangements are possible. Interviews with the Platte County Merit Commission will only be available on the date given.

Wages for certified applicants are negotiable, dependent upon experience. For certification to apply, if certification is through another state, the certification must be from another state with reciprocity.

Platte County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is subject to veteran’s preference.
Salary: $18.50 - non certified
Closing Date: 10/28/2017
Contact Person: Sheriff Wemhoff or Chief Deputy Shepherd
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 402-564-9077
Contact Address:
2610 14th St.
Columbus, NE 68601
Web Site:
Opening Date: 9/27/2017

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