Desoto Parish Sheriffs Office - Deputy Sheriff

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Job Overview

Department Desoto Parish Sheriffs Office
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleDeputy Sheriff
Salary$30,500 / $51,700
Location Mansfield, LA

Job Announcement




Testing for this position will be held at the above date and time at the Desoto Parish Sheriff's Office Training Center located at 120 Sprocket Ln., Grand Cane, LA 71032.  

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be 21
  • Possess a valid Louisiana Driver's License
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Must have earned a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • No felony convictions or crimes of violence


Job description/General Duties

The Desoto Parish Sheriff's Office is hiring for the position of Deputy Sheriff.  Deputies are assigned duties at the discretion of the Sheriff and based on the needs of the department.  Possible assignments for Deputies include patrol, corrections or special services assignment.  This is a Law Enforcement position which will require the candidate, once hired, to successfully complete a POST Certification Course at an accredited police academy of the Sheriff's choosing.  This course is a mentally and physically challenging 15 week requirement.  Once completed, the certified Deputy will be eligible for further assignment opportunities within the department.



  • Entry Level: $30,500 yr.
  • POST Certified: $44,500 yr 
  • (After 1 yr POST Certification: $51,700 yr)



  • Employee Medical Paid 100% Family Medical Paid 50%
  • Retirement Paid 100%
  • Optional Deferred Compensation Plan with 50% Match
  • All equipment provided
  • Take home unit (for certain positions)
  • Extra duty opportunities (after certification)
  • Yearly 1% pay increases
  • Various assignment opportunities (i.e. K9, SRO, Investigations, Special Services, Narcotics, Patrol, Corrections, etc.)
  • Various special unit opportunities (i.e. SWAT, Honor Guard, etc.)

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