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Position Title: Deputy Sheriff
Category: Law Enforcement
Location: Columbus,NE 68601
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 leave, sick leave, and a take home patrol unit.

Applications shall be received through Saturday June 27, 2020 and may be obtained at the Platte County Sheriff’s Office, 2610 14th St. Columbus, NE, 402-564-9077, by email at, off our Facebook page (Platte County Sheriff’s Department), or off our website ( You will received detailed information for the hiring process upon our receiving your completed application.

The written examination for this position will take place at 6:00 PM on Monday July 6, 2020. If you pass the written exam, you will receive an interview time for your interview with the Platte County Merit Commission, which will take place on Tuesday July 7, 2020.

Platte County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is subject to veteran’s preference.
Salary: starting $19.45 - 8 step wage plan
Closing Date: 6/27/2020
Contact Person: Sheriff Ed Wemhoff
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 402-564-9077
Contact Address:
2610 14th St.
Columbus, NE 68601
Web Site:
Opening Date: 5/27/2020

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