One Family, One Fight
Last week we kicked off Week 1 of our 2018-4 Detention Deputy Sheriff Academy, and as we go through this training, we’re going to share photos and information about what our 17 recruits are learning about to help the community understand and learn more about what we do.
But we also think it’s important for you to hear straight from the recruits themselves about why they chose this profession and our agency to make a difference.
In today's photos you see the recruits learning about how to stand at attention and at parade rest. How a deputy carries himself or herself, including how they dress and how they work together as a team, is a key part of being a successful JCSO deputy.
And here is the first blog from Recruit Zamora:
“I am 22-years old, and I am a Detention Deputy for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Currently I am a recruit going through the Detention Deputy Sheriff Academy and will be graduating with the Class 2018-4.
I was born and raised in Longmont, Colorado, in a law enforcement household with a father who was a Boulder Police Officer and a mother who still currently works for the Boulder County Sheriff's Office. Seeing both of my parents doing such incredible and courageous things inspired me to be where I am today.
Ever since I was 6 years old, I had the dream of working in law enforcement, but wanted to find the right department. I always wanted to find a department that I could call family. A place where I felt safe, equal, could learn, and be happy and I can say that I have found my family.
When I first toured the jail, before I was hired, I walked around with a group of other applicants and we began to discuss our potential futures with the department. I felt so comfortable and hopeful that I would not only succeed but that I could potentially help the people standing around me. They helped assure me that this department is the place for me. Our community is strong and our hearts are stronger.
From what we have learned from these past two weeks is that I’ve learned how to push myself and better both my physical and mental abilities. I have become even more passionate about law enforcement from watching deputies here at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and learning more about my future career.
Our class motto is “One Family, One Fight,” meaning that our class and our department is one family that fights together, no matter the odds. We fight to protect, serve, and enforce.”
Curious about what a Detention Deputy does?
Detention deputies can work to help veterans who have lost their way or inmates struggling with substance abuse or suffering from mental health issues. They can also transport inmates, provide court security, train new recruits, join the tactical team, climb the ladder and so much more. The possibilities are endless!
Detention deputies work three 12-hour days per week. That’s four days off a week to do all the other things you also enjoy. And starting salary is $51,565.43. But only for nine weeks. After you graduate the academy, you'll be making $55,161.60 for the first year, with six pay increases in the first three years!
Learn more and apply today at www.jeffco.us/JoinTheJCSO