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ORGANIZATION: Larimer County Sheriff's Office

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  • Participating in patrol assignments
  • Providing security and traffic control for special events
  • Emergency call-outs
  • Assisting in agency internal training
  • Providing assistance to departments throughout the agency
  • Effects arrests, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subdues resisting suspects using maneuvers and weapons; and resorts to the use of hands and feet and other approved weapons in self-defense.
  • Prepares investigative and other reports, sketches, and drawings, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations.
  • Exercises independent judgment in determining when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest, and when force may be used and to what degree.
  • Operates a law enforcement vehicle during both the day and night, in emergency situations involving speeds more than posted limits, in congested traffic, and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice, and snow. Spends long period in and frequently enters and exits a law enforcement vehicle, which requires sitting, bending, and stretching.
  • Communicates effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
  • Gathers information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects, and confidential informers.
  • Pursues fleeing suspects and performs rescue operations which may involve quickly entering and exiting law enforcement patrol vehicles; lifting, carrying, and dragging heavy objects; climbing over and pulling up oneself over obstacles; jumping down from elevated surfaces; climbing through openings; jumping over obstacles, ditches, and streams; crawling in confined areas; balancing on uneven or narrow surfaces; and using body force to gain entrance through barriers.
  • From a variety of body positions, loads, unloads, aims, and fires handguns, shotguns, rifles, and other agency firearms under conditions of stress that justify the use of deadly force and at levels of proficiency prescribed in certification standards.
  • Performs searches of people, vehicles, buildings, and large outdoor areas which may involve feeling and detecting objects, walking for long periods of time, detaining people, and stopping suspicious vehicles and persons.
  • Conducts visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.
  • Engages in law enforcement patrol functions that include such things as working rotating shifts, walking on foot patrol, and physically checking the doors and windows of buildings to ensure they are secure.
  • Effectively communicates with people by giving information and directions, mediating disputes, and advising of rights and processes.
  • Demonstrates communication skills in court and other formal settings.
  • Detects and collects evidence and substances that provide the basis of criminal offenses and infractions and that indicate the presence of dangerous conditions.
  • Endures verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of suspects and other people encountered in antagonistic environments.
  • Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergencies, and disasters to include directing traffic for long periods of time; administering emergency medical aid; lifting, dragging, and carrying people away from dangerous situations; and securing and evacuating people from areas.
  • Processes and transports prisoners using handcuffs and other appropriate restraints.
  • Puts on and operates a gas mask in situations where chemical munitions are being deployed.
  • Extinguishes small fires by using a fire extinguisher and other appropriate means.
  • Reads and comprehends legal and non-legal documents, including the preparation and processing of such documents as citations, affidavits, and warrants.
  • Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders.
  • Assists in county search and rescue operations.
  • When a local declaration of emergency or disaster is declared by the Board of Commissioners, all Larimer County employees may be required to work as a Disaster Service Worker.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for the performance of the job.

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About Larimer County Sheriff's Office


2501 Midpoint Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525, US

Mission Statement

The Victim Response Team consists of trained community volunteers authorized by the Larimer County Sheriff's Office. We provide 24 hour crisis intervention, immediate support and assistance to victims and the community. We are committed to ongoing education and team development. Our goal is to serve as a compassionate resource for victims, deputies and our community.


The Larimer County Sheriff's Office Victim Response Team was established in 1994 to provide services for victims. The Victim Response Team provides assistance to victims 24 hours, 7 days a week responding to all locations.

The services provided include:
  1. On-scene assistance
  2. Emotional Support
  3. Information on referrals and resources
  4. Information regarding Victim Compensations Assistance
  5. Assistance with bond hearings
In addition to the support provided victims, one of the main goals of the victim response team is to inform victims of the legal rights afforded them under title 24 in the Colorado Statutes. The Victim Response Team assures that victims are aware of their legal rights by providing and explaining a victim rights pamphlet.

The Victim Response Team responds to not only crime victims but also assists by providing services in several situations such as suicides, unattended deaths, family problems, fires, missing persons, and death notifications.


Justice & Legal
Justice & Legal


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2501 Midpoint DriveFort Collins, CO 80525



  • Law Enforcement




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • The time commitment of an LCSO Reserve Deputy can have an impact on your life and family. The program requires volunteers to participate in a minimum of 20 hours per month of patrol ride-along (two 10-hour shifts)
  • Click here to view the complete job description for a Volunteer Reserve Patrol Deputy.

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