Detention Deputy 

Being a Deputy in the Blaine County Detention Facility is a highly skilled profession. Detention Deputies are responsible for protecting the security and safety of officers, visitors, and inmates. All Detention Deputies attend the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy for 5 weeks, complete an extensive in-house JTO program and receive annual specialized training.

Daily Duties

Detention Deputies perform a long list of interesting and challenging duties daily:Deputy Gonzalez POST graduation

  • Assessing Inmates for Security Classifications
  • Booking and/or Releasing Multiple Inmates
  • Controlling Inmate Safety
  • Ensuring Inmates Receive Medical, Dental and Mental Health Screenings through our Licensed Providers
  • Managing Clothing, Property and Hygiene Supply Exchange
  • Performing Routine Security Checks
  • Processing Inmates in and out for the Work Release Program
  • Processing Legal and Financial Documents
  • Provide Courtroom and Jury Security
  • Providing Suicide Watch every 15 Minutes when needed
  • Supervising Inmate Workers
  • Supervising Inmates in Video Arraignment in our Facility and in the Actual CourtroomDeputies in Sally Port
  • Supervising Meal Delivery three times a day
  • Transporting Inmates to and from Other Facilities

Most importantly, our Detention Deputies provide safety and security for all the inmates, staff, visitors, and citizens of Blaine County.

Interested Applicants

If you are interested in applying for a current opening as a Detention Deputy please contact our hiring coordinator to arrange a tour of our Detention Center after you submit your application.


Detention Deputies generally work 12-hour shifts alternating between three and four shifts per week. The schedule rotation includes days, nights, weekends, graveyards, and holidays.

Detention Deputy Qualifications

  • Meet all Minimum Hiring Standards
  • Be a U.S. Citizen and at least 21 years of age
  • Possess a valid Idaho Drivers LicensePostma grad
  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalency
  • Pass a Written Basic Skills Test and a Physical Readiness Test Information (PDF)
  • Pass a background investigation and oral board interviews
  • Pass all medical, hearing, sight, and polygraph examinations

No Residency Requirement

There are no residency requirements for Detention Deputies. 

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