Careers

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office offers many exciting and rewarding career opportunities both as civilian employees and commissioned law enforcement officers (deputies). All employees of Jackson County (including the Sheriff Office employees) are covered by the civil service rules, regulations and benefits of Jackson County. These benefits include:
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Sick leave
  • Vacation time
  • More
Most of Sheriff Office employees work at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters at:
4001 NE Lakewood Court
Lee’s Summit, MO 64106

A few work at the County Courthouse in Kansas City or the Courthouse Annex in Independence.

Special Requirements for Deputies
There are special requirements for being employed as a Jackson County Deputy. These requirements include:
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED - Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have a vision correctable to 20/20
  • Must have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle record check.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Must be a United States citizen
In addition to the above requirements, priority consideration will be given to those applicants who are Missouri POST (Peace Office Standards and Training) Certified for a Class A County. Information about the POST Certification can be obtained from the Missouri Department of Public Safety at:
Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Program
P.O. Box 749
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
Phone: 573-751-4905
Fax: 573-751-5399
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