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The Madison County Sheriff’s Department is presently taking applications to establish an eligibility list for the position of Deputy Sheriff (Road Patrol /Corrections Deputy) which currently two open positions exist. Nebraska Law Enforcement Certification is not required, however to be completed within the first year of employment.
A Deputy with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department will perform all related duties in either the patrol or the jail division including, but not limited to, patrolling Madison County’s rural and municipal areas to prevent and discover the commission of crimes; monitor inmates and ensure facility safety; enforce State laws; enforce traffic regulations; conduct investigations on criminal offenses and traffic accidents to gather evidence, obtain witnesses and make arrests; serve subpoenas, writs, executions and other civil documents; provide documentation and testimony to courts; perform prisoner transports and extraditions, and provide courtroom and courthouse security.
Minimum Required Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent. Ability to meet, communicate, and work with general public effectively and to react calmly, quickly, and accurately in emergency situations essential. Must successfully pass literacy, physical, background, and polygraph exams, as well as a Basic Training Academy as provided or approved by Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center. Minimum age 21 years.
Following a review of all applications, qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the hiring process. Written and physical tests will be utilized to evaluate the qualifications and fitness levels of those selected. Applicants must achieve a passing score on all examination components, complete background paperwork, and have a successful Merit Commission interview in order to be placed on the eligible for hire list (i.e. eligibility list). The eligibility list is valid for up to six (6) months. Those on the eligibility list will be considered for employment.
Procedure for hiring a deputy sheriff http://www.madisoncountysheriff.com/procedure-for-hiring-a-deputy-sheriff/
Salary and Benefits
Starting probationary salary $44,824.00 per year with graduated increases for five years.
Posted salary negotiable based on certification, experience, and qualifications.
Madison County offers excellent benefits to include health, vision, and dental insurance; paid sick, vacation, and holiday time; and a retirement plan.
Madison County is an EO/AA employer and qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation.
Applications must be received, or post marked no later than midnight May 21, 2021.
Applications may be filled out online (preferred) at http://www.madisoncountysheriff.com/application/
Written application forms may be downloaded from
To request an application or for more information call 402-454-2110 ext. 152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department gets asked every fall about weapons laws and how they relate to hunting for someone who is a convicted felon.
The answer is clear, sort of.
A convicted felon cannot possess “a firearm, a knife, or brass or iron knuckles” according to Nebraska statute 28-1206 Possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person.
The same statute contains an exception for archery equipment. Felons can possess archery equipment for “lawful purposes” and a knife “purposes of butchering, dressing, or otherwise processing or harvesting game, fish, or furs.”
The follow up question is almost always “Can I hunt with a black powder rifle (muzzle loader)?”
That answer is “No” too, unfortunately.
The confusion comes from some slight differences in state and federal law because federal law does not recognize some older-style muzzle loading guns as firearms. But Nebraska law, as set in State v. Tharp, 22 Neb. App. 454, 854 N.W.2d 651 (2014) noted that Nebraska law 28–1201(1) states that a firearm is “any weapon which is designed to or may readily be converted to expel any projectile by the action of an explosive or frame or receiver of any such weapon.” The court held that the black powder or muzzle loading guns in that case were “designed or had the ability to expel a projectile by the action of the explosive black gunpowder.”
The short answer is no, felons cannot possess or hunt with black powder or muzzle loading firearms.
The only remedy for this situation is a pardon by the Governor which restores gun rights. Simply setting aside the conviction by a court order is not sufficient, according to the Nebraska Attorney General.
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