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  January 2022


Employment Opportunity Notice


The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office is testing for the following 3 positions:


Sumner County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer (SRO)

School Resource Officers with the Sumner County Sheriff's Office have a rewarding career that is versatile and carries much responsibility. 

SRO's are assigned to Sumner County Schools and will instruct on law enforcement related topics, establish trust and credibility with students, parents and faculty.  Ensure security for school events, maintain order and enforce laws for their assigned school. 

SRO’s are often times called upon for special assignments and teams. 







• Candidates with out of state POST Certifications must complete a 3 week POST transition course.




You must be a United States Citizen. You must have honorable discharge if military service was performed.  You must be a minimum of 18 years old, be a high school or GED graduate, pass a written civil service test. Pass a background investigation, pass physical examination, pass psychological examination (or possess current psychological certifaction0, pass drug screening test and be willing to work shifts, weekends, and holidays as needed. You will be required to comply with a Tennessee Police Officer Standards and Training rules and regulations any maybe required to become P.O.S.T. position includes assignments to patrol, warrants, school resource program, drug task force, court security and other similar duties as needed. You will be required to maintain a valid driver’s license.

You will be required to pass a physical agility test when applying for a deputy position.  This is a pass or fail test. If you fail the physical agility you will no longer be considered for this position.  The agility test will consist of the following:


25 push-ups in 1 minute.

25 sit-ups in 1 minute.

1 mile run in 10 minutes.



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.


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 soon after the Civil Service Exam


Applications accepted through 4:00pm Friday june 4 , 2021. NO EXCEPTIONS.  Please put your email address at the top of the 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 2021.


Testing Day\Location


06/12/2021 @ 8AM

Photo ID is required


Gallatin High School

700 Dan P Herron Drive

Gallatin, TN 37066


Applicants scoring 70 or above will be placed on a hiring roster for the remainder of the year 2021


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

 Click here for Application Form


Please send completed application to apply@sumnersheriff.com