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  2018



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


Correctional Officers: responsible for security and welfare of inmates.


Qualifications include, but are not limited to: 18 years 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 until 4:00 pm on Monday, November 6, 2017.  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 2017.

Examination held Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.  Arrive at 8:00 a.m. to register.  Picture I.D. required.

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


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



For more information call:

Michelle Denning at 615-442-1848

Tammy Weatherford at 615-442-1841

Rita Wiser at 615-442-1814


 Click here for Application Form