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  2021




Below are the Employee Qualifications and Testing requirements:


Corrections Officer – Entry Level:

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  background investigation, pass physical examination, pass psychological examination, pass drug screening test and be willing to work shifts, weekends and holidays as needed.  You will be required to become Tennessee Corrections Institute certified and maintain T.C.I. certification.  You will be required to maintain a valid driver’s license.


Next test will be held on February 11th , 2020 at 0830 hours. 


Location:  Sumner County Sheriff's Office

117 West Smith Street, Gallatin TN 37066


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



Must arrive by 8 am to be registered.

 If do not already have application turned in, must be completed and in hand at time of registration.


 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 2020


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