The Grand County Sheriff's Office firmly believes that every employee is a unique and valuable member of our team. We are committed to developing and sustaining a positive, supportive and encouraging work environment that attracts and retains employees with high integrity and dedication to our community.
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office has 63 employees, within 6 divisions: Administration, Patrol, Detentions, Animal Control, Judicial Services, and Dispatch/Communications Center, all overseen by Sheriff Brett Schroetlin.
Deputies on Patrol work 10 hour shifts four a total of eight days in a two week period allowing you to enjoy three days off every week. We cover the clock 24 hours a day and every four months, shift assignments are changed. Time and a half overtime is paid for all hours worked over 80. All uniforms and equipment are provided. A take home patrol vehicle is provided to Deputies living within Grand County. There are frequent overtime shifts available through DUI enforcement, boat patrol, bicycle patrol, and Forest Service special assignments including snowmobile, ATV and Razor patrols. Opportunities for internal advancement, assignment in SWAT (Middle Park Emergency Response Team (ERT)) and assignment in Police Canine units are available for those pursuing their career. Patrol Deputies have the ability to begin, learn and advance their careers at the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.
Detentions Deputies work 12 hour shifts for a total of seven days in a two week period which allows you to enjoy three days off one week and four days off the next to take part in all of the recreational opportunities that Grand County has to offer. We cover the clock 24 hours a day with 12 hour shifts and every three months shift assignments are changed. Time and a half overtime is paid for all hours worked over 80. All uniforms and equipment are provided. There are frequent overtime shifts available as well as opportunities to do out-of-state extraditions and in-state transports of inmates. For those interested in career advancement, Detentions staff have the opportunity to apply for the Patrol Division after working 12 – 24 months in the Jail and if selected, attend an in-state police academy to obtain a POST certification and work in the Patrol Division of the Sheriff’s Office.
Upon hire, required enrollment in the 401(a) retirement program, with contributions ranging from 3 - 6% of your gross income. This amount is matched by the county and is irrevocable until a new plan agreement is adopted. An optional 457 Retirement Plan is also offered.
Grand County is located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains just 90 miles west of Denver. The county seat is Hot Sulphur Springs. Grand County is 1,850 square miles in size and has a year-round population of approximately 14,600 people. Because Grand County offers year-round recreation, it is not uncommon to have in excess of 35,000 people on any given weekend, winter, spring, summer, or fall.
Some of our popular hot spots are Winter Park Resort, Mary Jane Ski Area, Sol Vista Resort, Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain Reservoir, Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park. Grand County is also known as a “Sportsman’s Paradise.” Grand County has some of the best big game hunting and fishing within the state of Colorado.