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Livingston County Sheriff's Office

Employment Opportunity

Detention/Transport Officer


The Livingston County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) is seeking candidates for the position of Detention/Transport Officer and is not a sworn position.  The job requires being at least 21 years of age, valid Missouri chauffer license (class E), on the job training, work well with others, ability to handle and qualify with a firearm, be able to communicate with detainees and ensure secure and safe transportation of detainees to/from county jails, prison, and court. 

Position is part-time with no guaranteed minimal hours and no benefits.  Entry level pay is $12.65 per hour and may include some on-call status.  Some weeks may be busy depending on court schedules, court orders on detainee transports to prison and extraditions including some out of state extradition travel.

Applications may be downloaded HERE and emailed to or mailed to LCSO, 919 Jackson Street, Chillicothe, MO 64601.

Applications accepted until the position is filled.


Sheriff Steve Cox



Road Deputy Position




3 Deputy Positions Available


August 09, 2022



The Livingston County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff. The successful applicant must possess a proper/valid Missouri P.O.S.T. license, Missouri driver's license, typing/computer skills, excellent communications ability, able to handle stressful situations and multiple tasks, open to work a variety of shifts including weekends, nights, and holidays. The position requires on the job training, use of force and handling of firearms, dealing with aggressive and violent people, attending certified class instruction, and much more. Application process may require an oral interview(s), written test, psychological exam, physical, drug screen, high school diploma or equivalent, and background investigation. Livingston County provides all equipment, 100% funding for L.A.G.E.R.S. retirement, 100% Health and Bridge Insurance for full time employees, $500 Healthcare Assistance Plan, life insurance and county contributes to C.E.R.F. retirement.

Current 2022 annual pay for entry level deputy sheriff is $41,670.16.*

Applications may be downloaded HERE or from the Employment Information page at and should be mailed to Sheriff Cox, 919 Jackson Street, Chillicothe, MO 64601, or emailed to or or call 660-646-0515. 

(* Includes base salary, holiday pay and 2022 DSSSFG figures.) 

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.