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Pratt, Kansas 67124
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Hours: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

The Pratt County Sheriff's Office Employs both Certified and Non Certified people in areas within our office.  Deputy (road patrol) applicants must have prior experience in a jail or be certified by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center or attend an academy recognized by the Kansas Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.  If hired for a certified position and you are not certified then you must attend the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson, Kansas in the next available class after hire.  Detention officers will be sent to a 40 hour Basic Jail Training course in Salina, if you have not been to that training plus a six (6) month training program in our jail.

Our selection process for hire is approximately an eight (8) week process.  Upon notice you have been selected to test, you will be given a date to take your written test.  Following the written test, approximately two weeks later, you will be scheduled for a physical agility test based on the Cooper Institute Standards.  Certified officers will be given a firearms qualification test later the same day as the physical agility test, on a basic qualification course.  Two weeks later interviews will be given and conditional offers to qualified applicants will be made at that time.  Following conditional offers psychological and polygraph tests will be conducted.  Background checks will then be done and final offers made upon completion of background checks.

We offer to all our employees single or family insurance through Pratt County.  All premiums are paid by Pratt County, including dental insurance.  Employees are also enrolled into the Kansas Public Retirement System.  Due to the sensitive nature of our business Criminal background checks and drug testing is mandatory.  The Pratt County Sheriff's Office only considers applicants who have a criminal free background.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employment openings are posted on the county website , as well as this website.  Applications may be downloaded on the county website and must be mailed back to the Pratt County Clerk.  Applications sent directly to the Pratt County Sheriff's Office, or resumes without an application will not be processed.


POSITIONS AVAILABLE: as of 8/21/2013


Road Officer Position

 The Pratt County Sheriff’s Office has an opening for a road officer position.  Deputies are assigned a take home car, patrol rifles, also cell phone, laptops in the patrol units, night vision, Tasers, GPS units, dash cams, and radar.  Benefits include a full family health plan (premiums paid by the county), vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and a KPERS retirement plan.  We are a progressive agency with the latest equipment and excellent training opportunities.  Pay commensurate with experience.  KLETC certified preferred.  No criminal history.  To apply go online at, or contact the Pratt County Clerk at the Pratt County Courthouse.


Applicants must be Kansas Post Certified and have a high school diploma or the equivalent.  Must have a Kansas Driver’s license or be able to obtain one by date of hire.  Applicants must also be a resident of Pratt County by time of employment.

Preferred requirements:

Previous Sheriff’s Office experience, including working in a jail.




ARE you interested in starting a career in Law Enforcement? Pratt County will be accepting applications for a Detention Officer for the Pratt County Sheriff's Office. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, no criminal record, and the ability to obtain a valid Kansas driver's license , by date of employment. The Detention Officer is responsible for all activities of inmates. Pratt County offers health insurance, retirement plan, vacation and sick leave. Applications may be picked up at the Pratt County Clerk's Office, Courthouse or on the Pratt County Website Applications must be returned to the Pratt County Clerk, P.O. Box 885, Pratt, KS 67124. Position will be open until filled. Pratt County is an equal opportunity employer. Pratt County is a tobacco free workplace.


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