Open Positions – Kay County Detention Center

Open Positions – Kay County Detention Center

Posted on: October 26th, 2023   Topic: Employment Opportunities

The Kay County Detention Center is accepting applications for:


Detention Officer (15.00hr 31,200 per yr. to start)

Hiring all shifts (8hr shifts)


Prisoner Transport Officer:

Reserve or full CLEET certification (19.00hr 39,520.00 per yr. to start)

Day shift typically with some out of state travel available

Must have the ability to obtain and maintain CLEET certification




Must pass a background investigation

  • No felony convictions or major misdemeanors
  • No domestic violence convictions
  • No convictions for crimes of moral turpitude
  • No pending criminal charges
  • Must be available to work shift work and holidays
  • Highly principled ethics and moral character
  • A true desire to serve and protect the public

Graduation from a high school or GED certificate

Must Pass drug screening


We offer

  • Bi-weekly pay
  • Job advancement
  • 100% paid employee health care and dental
  • Vision, and life insurance plans available
  • 20-year retirement plan OPERS
  • Vacation leave, sick leave, overtime pay 
  • Meals provided while on duty
  • Paid Training and uniforms

Must be able to work any schedule, to include nights, weekends and holidays


Applications may be picked up

Kay County Detention Center

1101 West Dry Road

Newkirk, Oklahoma 74647


Phone: 580-365-3393

Sheriff – Canadian County – Sheriff Chris West Video

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West shares his beginnings leading to his election. He speaks on cooperation with other agencies of the surrounding areas



OK Jailbirds

Local Gov

OK Teen Challenge

Please support our Sponsors

Stay Informed! Sign up to receive the Oklahoma Sheriffs' Association Newsletter