If you or someone you know has an interest in protecting and serving the residents of Vanderburgh County, the Sheriff's Office is looking to add a few good people to the force as deputies.

Now then, not just anyone can apply. There are several requirements, as well as disqualifications, you must pass before being considered. The full list, courtesy of the Office's website are as follows:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Possess a valid driver’s license or be able to obtain an Indiana driver’s license prior to employment.
  • No felony convictions
  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least 60 college credit hours, OR at least two (2) years of full time work experience (the work does not have to be in law enforcement), OR military experience.
  • No convictions* for hate crimes
  • No convictions* for domestic violence
  • No dishonorable discharges from any branch of military service
  • No visible tattoos/body art while wearing any of the required uniforms of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, including a short sleeve shirt, which is required during the warm weather, seasonal uniform period. You may not wear long sleeves or other coverings in lieu of short sleeves. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Must live in Vanderburgh County, Indiana or a contiguous Indiana County. If not, must agree to relocate to Vanderburgh County Indiana or a contiguous Indiana County within six (6) months after employment as a deputy sheriff. (Not being a Vanderburgh County resident may preclude deputies from being assigned a take-home car or certain specialty assignments.)
  • Attend and successfully complete a basic law enforcement training course approved by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board and our Field Training Program during your first year, if hired. The standards established by the LETB are subject to change. More may be found by going to the LETB web site.
  • Meet and successfully pass all academic, practical, physical training and retention requirements of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board
  • Possess the skills, knowledge and abilities required of all Vanderburgh County sheriff’s deputies, which includes, but is not limited to, a positive attitude, good communication skills, respect for the law, respect for your fellow citizens, and respect for your fellow law enforcement colleagues
  • NOTE: Applicants must be able to perform all of the essential job functions listed in the enclosed job description.
  • NOTE: Where indicated with an “*”, the term “conviction” shall include the amendment of a criminal charge (driving under the influence-DUI, etc.) to some other offense.
  • NOTE: Compliance with the above listed disqualifiers and requirements will be verified through a background investigation, which includes a lie-detector exam, for those applicants that advance to the conditional offer stage of the selection process.

If you meet all the requirements, you'll move on to the next steps which include a Physical Ability Assessment, an Entry Level Written Examination, a interview with the Deputy Interview Board, another interview with the Merit Board, and a Sheriff’s Executive Interview.

Let's say you pass all the requirements, fly through the exams and interviews with flying colors, and land the job, benefits include, a probationarty first year base salary of $45,627.77 with an increase to $50,627.77 after the completion of one year of service, a clothing allowance, choice of health insurance plans, paid life insurance, a member-owned retirement plan, and more.

Applications are being accepted until Friday, January 18th (2018) and can be downloaded now through the Office's website.

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