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


Employment Opportunity Notice

The Sumner County Sheriff's Office will have Civil  Service Correctional Officer test on the following dates;

March 5th

April 9th

July 9th

September 9th


The deadline to turn in applications will be the Friday prior to each 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.


Below are the Employee Qualifications and Testing requirements.


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.


Next Examination held on March 5th , 2019 at 0830 hours. 

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


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

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