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The Douglas County Sheriff's Office offers area college students a viable training experience through an internship program.

The Administrative Service Bureau is the coordinator for the department's internship program.
The Sheriff and Chief Deputy must approve all internship projects.

In order to be eligible for an internship one must meet the following criteria:

  1. Currently enrolled college students who require an internship with a law enforcement agency in order to meet academic requirements for their degree.
  2. Generally, internships may not exceed one semester.
  3. Successfully complete a background investigation, drug screen and if requested, a polygraph examination.

Intern applicants may be rejected for any of the following reasons:

  1. Applicant has Felony convictions or lengthy misdemeanor convictions.
  2. Applicant exhibits questionable character or behavior.
  3. Applicant fails to provide complete or accurate information for the background investigation.
  4. Applicant fails their respective interview with department personnel.
  5. Applicant fails their drug screen and/or polygraph examination.

Once approved, interns will be provided training that will include:

  1. Appropriate dress code, including assigned department identification.
  2. Work days/hours.
  3. Duties authorized and assigned to them, including role and scope of authority (Interns are NOT sworn law enforcement officers).
  4. Restrictions to confidential and sensitive information or areas.

For additional information about the Douglas County Sheriff's Office College Internship Program contact the Administrative Service Bureau Lieutenant at 402-444-7470.



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