The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office employees are protected under Civil Service. In order to be considered for a position with the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office one must first take and pass the Civil Service Exam.

With the exception of Correctional Officer positions we give our Civil Service Exam only once a year. Our next test will be in January  2019


Employment Opportunity Notice


The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office is testing for the following positions:



Deputy: Responding to and investigating routine calls.


Qualifications include, but are not limited to: 21 years of age or older, high school diploma or accepted GED certificate, citizen of the U.S., no arrest or conviction for charges of force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances; have an honorable discharge from armed forces if applicable, have a good moral character and pass a background check; pass a physical, psychological and a drug screen; and have a valid driver’s license. Some computer experience is desired.


Subject to a passing score on the Civil Service Test, all persons seeking a position that will require them to attend the Law Enforcement Academy for certification must then successfully complete a physical fitness qualification course.  The physical fitness qualification will be administered immediately following the Civil Service Exam.


Applications will be accepted through 12:00 pm on Friday May 4, 2018.  Application fee of $20.00 per test must be paid in cash with completed application. The written test includes general aptitude questions. Applicants scoring 70 or above will be placed on a hiring roster for the remainder of the year 2018.


Examination held Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.  Arrive at 8:30 a.m. to register.  Picture I.D. required.


Location:  Sheriff’s Office Training Annex , 1570 Cairo Rd., Gallatin, TN 37066



For more information call Michelle Denning at 615-452-2616 ext. 1848.



 Click here for Application Form

Please bring in or fax completed form to 615-442-1883