wagoner county sheriff
307 E. Cherokee St., Wagoner, OK 74467

Phone: 918-485-3124

For Emergencies Dial 911


Detention Officer at Wagoner County

The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office is committed to recruiting the best possible candidate for employment positions. Joining Wagoner County Sheriff's Office is a challenging and rewarding career. Serving your fellow citizens is an honorable pursuit and source of pride.

It is the mission of Wagoner County Sheriff's Office to provide professional quality law enforcement, custodial, and court related services for the citizens of our county.

Law Enforcement is more than a job, it is a profession. Employees of Wagoner County Sheriff's Office are dedicated to serving and helping the citizens of our county. If helping others and community service are your goal, then a position with Wagoner County Sheriff's Office may be for you.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age & U.S. Citizen
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Have a valid Driver's License - Insurable Driving Record
  • Must pass a background investigation and have No felony convictions
  • No Domestic Violence Record
  • Good Moral Character
  • Available to work shifts- 24/7 operation
  • Able to pass fitness and written tests Ability to:  Apply knowledge and reasoning to make prompt and effective decisions quickly in both routine and non-routine situations, including those situations that would be considered "life and death". Evaluate alternatives; make sound decisions in a timely manner; size up a situation quickly and take appropriate actions. Write clearly and concisely; use acceptable grammar, punctuation, and spelling; write reports which are organized, complete, accurate, and factual.
  • Be sensitive to the feelings of others and resolve problems in ways that do not arouse antagonism Adapt to changes in working conditions (e.g., changes in assignment, shift changes and different types of incidents either incidentally or continuously, etc.)
  • Proceed on assignments without waiting to be told what to do; make an effort to improve skills and keep informed of new developments in the field; exert the effort needed to make sure the job is done right the first time; be consistently productive.
  • Follow orders, rules, and department policy.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and factual records
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Understand and follow written or verbal instructions
  • Maintain a high degree of personal and professional honesty and integrity
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing


Tired of working at a JOB?  Isn't it time you started a CAREER? The Wagoner County Detention Center is looking for leaders ready to grow in a career with near-limitless opportunities. Our Detention Officers make great money while helping at-risk populations better their lives while strengthening their communities.

Our team members enjoy a $1,850.00 monthly starting pay.  You will also enjoy FULL PAID health benefits like dental, vision, life insurance, and medical.

Our Detention Officers contribute to the safety and well-being of their communities through the care and custody of the offenders in our secure, safe facility.
  • Works under the direct supervision of the on-duty Supervisor or general supervision of the facility
  • Is responsible for maintaining a secure detention facility and the safe custody of inmates.
  • Performs various technical and administrative tasks associated with facility operations and the incarceration of prisoners. 
  • Supervise and control inmate behavior while performing various tasks completed during the daily operation of the detention center.
  • Exercise appropriate judgment in handling of special needs situations or inmates; provide assistance in the classification of inmates.
  • Communicate effectively and coherently with other staff or inmates with approved facility communication devices, including the telephone system, intercom system, and portable or base radios
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with inmates, the public, and staff. Perform searches of people, cells, objects capable of concealing contraband, and indoor and outdoor areas.
  • The physical aspects of the job entail walking, kneeling, lifting, bending, or stooping for long periods of time and possibly physical altercations with inmates.
  • Administer basic emergency first aid Transport or escort inmates (hostile, aggressive, passive, etc.) using handcuffs and other approved restraints in accordance with policy and procedure.
  • Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents, including the processing of such documents as medical instructions, commitments, release orders, summons, and other documents.
  • Maintain weapons, equipment, and uniforms in functional condition as prescribed by departmental policy.
  • Maintain inmate property and storage. Collect, resolve and/or direct to appropriate individual or division inmate complaints, grievances or requests.
  • Prepare investigative and other reports or documentation using appropriate grammar.
  • Endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with hostile views or opinions of inmates and other persons in an antagonistic environment.
  • Process and release inmates including taking photographs and legible sets of inked fingerprints, and/or palm prints.
  • Report facility mechanical failures. Perform related duties and other responsibilities as assigned

Apply Now

Ready to apply for Detention Officer? Follow the steps below to get started.

Please download the Employment Application (You will need Adobe Reader installed).

Applications can be picked up or dropped off at the administrative office:

307 E Cherokee
Wagoner OK

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

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