Sheriff Nowlin

Phone: (970) 564-4986



  • Application Package
  • An application may be picked-up at Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office 730 E. Driscoll St. Cortez, Colorado
  • Please check with the hiring department for application requirements
  • The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
 Patrol Deputy  

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is seeking applications for Patrol Deputy, the agency has (70) full-time employees, as well as a number of Reserves and Volunteers which include, Search & Rescue, Sheriff’s Posse & Chaplains. Special units consist of narcotics, investigations, agriculture, a SWAT Team, Horse Patrol, and an SRO. Montezuma County encompasses approximately, 2300 square miles of canyons, national forest, mountains, and high altitude desert. The population of the county is about 27,000 people, with the cities of Cortez (9,000), Dolores (1,100), Mancos (1,300) and Towaoc (1200) included in the population total. Towaoc is on the UTE Mountain UTE Indian Reservation which is patrolled by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Montezuma County also encompasses Mesa Verde National Park as well as areas of Hovenweep National Monument and the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Other agencies inside Montezuma County include the Cortez Police Department, Mancos Marshal’s Office, Colorado Division of Wildlife, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Indian Affairs, as well as the Colorado State Patrol.

The Patrol Division is responsible for responding to calls for service 24 hours per day 365 days per year, in all of the unincorporated areas of Montezuma County.

Additional Patrol Benefits Include:

  • Take-Home Patrol Vehicle
  • $39000—$52,000 A Year
  • Assigned Equipment
  • Four 10 Hour Shifts Per Week
  • Opportunity for Additional Duties Such as FTO, DUI, Gaming

Requirements For Employment:

  • The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is a Character First Organization.
  • 21 Years Of Age
  • High School Grad or GED
  • 20/20 Corrected Vision
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Must Be Eligible To Work In The United States Of America
  • AA Degree or Higher preferred.
  • Colorado POST certified or certifiable, out of state applicants must be able to obtain certification within 6 months of hire.  Contact Colorado POST for details.

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