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  2020




Corrections Officer – Entry Level: Responsible for the security and welfare of all inmates 


Qualifications include, but are not limited to: 18 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.


Deputy – Entry Level:

Must be United States citizen. Must have received honorable discharge if military service was performed. Must be minimum of 21 years old, high school or GED graduate, pass written civil service test, pass background investigation, pass physical examination, pass psychological examination (or possess current psychological certification), pass drug screening test and be willing to work shifts, weekends and holidays as needed. Will be required to comply with all Tennessee Police Officer Standards and Training rules and regulations and may be required to become P.O.S.T. certified and maintain certification with P.O.S.T. Position includes assignments to patrol, warrants, school resource program, drug task force, court security and other similar duties as needed. Will be required to maintain a valid driver’s license.


Location:  Sumner County Sheriff's Office Training Facility

1570 Cairo Road.  Gallatin TN 37066

Next Examination for both Correctional Officer & Deputy Positions

 will be held on September 9th , 2019 at 0900 hours. 

Arrive at 0800 hours to register.  Picture I.D. required.

The deadline to turn in applications will be the Friday prior to test date @ 4PM.

 Application fee of $20.00 per test must be paid in cash with completed application.  The Entry Level test is general aptitude and has no study guide. It covers Reading, Math, English, Spelling, and Comprehensive.

Applicants scoring 70 or above will be placed on a hiring roster for the remainder of the year 2019.



There will be a Required Physical Fitness Test immediately following the Civil Service Exam……..you will be required to report to the Sumner County Sheriff's Office alternate training facility located at 501 Odoms Bend Rd, Gallatin, TN 37066 to perform the Physical Fitness part of the test.

Please prepare yourself, dress accordingly (gym attire), and stay hydrated.

Minimum requirements for the Physical Fitness Test are as follows:

*1-Mile run in under 10 minutes

*25-Pushups in under 1 minute

*25-Situps in under 1 minute

*****If you wish to be considered for any Patrol Deputy Position, this is REQUIRED!!  If you do not complete this part of the test you will be disqualified and will not be considered for a position with our department.*****


For more information call Tammy Weatherford at 615-452-2616 ext. 1841.

 Click here for Application Form

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