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 submit to a Civil Service Examination. These are conducted on an annual basis unless otherwise noted.

Examinations for Corrections Officer are processed upon application.

Employment Opportunity Notice


There will be monthly test for corrections starting in March-June. Test dates are 3/5/22, 4/2/22, 5/7/22, and 6/4/22.


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The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for the following:

Corrections Officer: Corrections Officers play a vital role in the public safety and criminal justice community here in Sumner County. Corrections Officers generally work under direct supervision of an assigned supervisor and assumes responsibility for the safety, security and welfare of the visitors, staff and inmates in the Sumner County Jail as well as the community at large. Each of these functions shall be accomplished in accordance with recognized Tennessee Minimum Standards as well as established policies and procedures. 

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. 

Applicant processing and testing is on-going upon application submission. A testing score of 70% is required for further processing of applicant status. Upon testing, photo identification is required.


 Patrol Deputy

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.


Applications may be received:

In person at:

  • 117 W. Smith Street
  • Gallatin, TN 37066

United State Postal Service:

  • Employment Applications
  • Sumner County Sheriff’s Office
  • 117 W. Smith Street
  • Gallatin, TN 37066

Email: apply@sumnersheriff.com

Fax: 615-442-1883


Please feel free to reach out with questions concerning our application process. You may do so by contacting Ja'net Geche at 615-442-1824.

Other contact sources:

  • Jail Administrator Jerry Scott – 615-442-1843
  • Lt. Eddie R. Cripps, Jr. – 615-442-1846