Staffing for the new detention center - interviews will begin September 1st with a start date of November 1st.

Detention Center Staffing

Openings Available
Hiring Age: 18
Hiring Range: $15.61 to $17.01
Retirement: KPERS
Core Job Functions
  • Assist in the secure transfer of inmates
  • Monitor and record inmate activity
  • Process inmates
  • Protect and maintain the care of inmates
Deputy Jailer Career Ladder available

Road Patrol / Investigations

No Current Openings
Hiring Age: 21
Hiring Range: $17.87 to $19.48
Retirement: KP&F
Core Job Functions
  • Crime prevention
  • Civil Process
  • Protect and serve the community
  • Uphold and enforce the law

Dispatch / Communications

Openings Available
Hiring Age: 18
Hiring Range: $14.59 to $15.90
Retirement: KPERS
Core Job Functions
  • Answer and handle 9-1-1 phone calls
  • Coordinate emergency and non-emergency calls
  • Monitor law enforcement movement
  • Aid citizens in need of public assistance

Sheriff Administration

No Current Openings
Hiring Age: 18
Starting Wage: Varies
Retirement: KPERS or KP&F
Core Job Functions:
  • Emergency management
  • Records management
  • Personnel / staffing management
  • Training division
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Computer Purchase Program
  • Deputy Jailer Career Ladder
  • Free Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • KPERS / KP&F Retirement Benefits
  • Longevity Bonus
  • Opportunities for Annual Increases
  • Opportunties for Overtime Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Paid Vacation Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement


In the fall of 2016, with the completion of the new sheriff's office facility, Miami County will be staffing a new state of the art 96 bed detention center.  The opening of the new facility brings with it many new opportunities for individuals interested in a career in law enforcement and public service.  The facility offers the convenience of having all functions of the Sheriff’s Office under one roof, including the jail, communications center, administrative offices and onsite records / evidence retention.  A new community room offers staff and citizens a comfortable place to host in-house training and meetings for many of the county's community programs including Cops for Tots, Citizen's Academy, Explorer Post and Neighborhood Watch.  Staff will have access to the new onsite fitness / wellness room, complete with weightlifting and cardio equipment facilitating healthy lifestyles.


Located just a short distance south of the Kansas City Metro area, Miami County offers its residents the comfort and affordability of a rural community with the access and convenience of urban living.  Home to nationally ranked school systems and state champion sports teams, citizens can choose their pace of life in Miami County and live within the city limits or in the rural areas of the county.  Miami County spans over 592 square miles of rolling, wooded hills, with a population of nearly 33,000 citizens and five incorporated cities that are home to numerous lakes and wineries.  Residents find no shortage of local events and festivals to attend or places to visit with our well known attractions, including the Louisburg Cider Mill, Powell Observatory, Cedar Cover Feline Conservatory, and Midway Drive-In Theater, to name a few.