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:


Correctional Officer: 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.


Applications accepted through 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 14, 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 Thursday March 8th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.  Arrive at 12:30 p.m. to register.  Picture I.D. required.


Location:  Sumner County Sheriff’s Office 117 W. Smith St. Gallatin TN 37066

If you have any other questions regarding employment with the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office please contact Michelle Denning at 615-442-1848 or by email at mdenning@sumnersheriff.com




 Click here for Application Form