The Hinsdale County Sheriff’s Office has an opening for a Deputy Sheriff position.


Deputy Sheriffs are responsible for patrol duties in the county including traffic enforcement, accident investigation and proactive patrol. The Sheriff’s Office also works closely with the Colorado State Patrol, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the Colorado Division of Wildlife to provide patrols and assistance. Deputy Sheriffs also perform court security functions, criminal investigations and search and rescue missions within the various public lands in Hinsdale County.

Qualification Requirements:


  • Colorado POST certified peace officer
  • Minimum two years commitment
  • Self starter / Problem solver
  • Willing to learn and be a team player 
  • Previous law enforcement experience desired

Starting pay is $45,000.00 a year. The county offers a health insurance and retirement package 


Hinsdale County is a remote mountain county in southwest Colorado. Much of the county is National Forest and wilderness areas. The year round population is approx. 800 with a large amount of second home owners and tourist that come to the county during the summer months. The Hinsdale County Sheriff’s Office works to provide professional and courteous service for our local residents and visitors. The Hinsdale Sheriff’s Office believes that training and proper equipment is a high priority and works hard to provide in house and outside training for deputies.

Contact Undersheriff Casey for questions. Application Available Below.




(Applications Available Below)

Job Application

  • To inquire about employment opportunities with the Hinsdale County Sheriff’s Office, please download and fill out the application form and then mail it to:

Hinsdale County Sheriff

Attn: Undersheriff Kambish

P.O. Box 127           

Lake City, CO 81235

  • For employment questions contact  Undersheriff Kambish at  (970) 944-2291

HCSO_Application (pdf)