posted openings with the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.
The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is seeking qualified
applicants for Reserve Deputy Sheriff. A
Reserve Deputy Sheriff is an unpaid auxiliary law enforcement support position.
Reserve Deputies work a minimum of 16 hours per month on regular patrol
shifts alongside full-time Deputies. Their
duties also include providing shift coverage during manpower shortages and
working numerous special events.
Reserve Deputies must be capable of providing their weapon,
duty equipment, and uniforms at their own expense.
Applicants who meet all requirements, pass all background
checks, and successfully complete an interview process may be invited to attend
our upcoming Reserve Officer Basic Class. The
Reserve Officer Basic Class is a condensed police academy consisting of over 200
hours of intensive training in law enforcement skills such as officer safety,
firearms, emergency vehicle operations, and defensive tactics.
The class is designed to provide reserve officers with the skills
necessary to operate as competent law enforcement officers in the community.
This class is mandatory for all Reserve Deputy applicants.
Class is conducted every Tuesday & Thursday afternoon from 6pm –
10pm and Saturday 8am – 5pm during the months of January, February, March, and
April (final schedule to be determined).
Applicants must meet with Capt. Erik Cook or Lt. James
Thomas, to pick up an employment application in person at the Fayette County
Sheriff's Office. Please contact
901-466-3919 for details.
Mandatory qualifications and skills for the position are:
Must be at least 21 years of age
Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED
Must be a citizen of the United States
Must possess a valid driver’s license (Excessive driving
history may be a disqualifying factor)
Must not have been convicted of or entered a plea of nolo
contender to any felony or
misdemeanor crime dealing with force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling,
liquor (including DUI), or controlled substances / narcotics – fingerprints
will be submitted to TBI for verification
Must not have been released or discharged under any other
than honorable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States -
must provide DD-214 indicating HONORABLE DISCHARGE
Must be current on all court ordered child support and/or
student loan payments(if applicable)
Must be free from any disorder as described in the current edition of the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American
Psychiatric Association that would, in the professional judgment of the
examiner, impair the subject's ability to perform any essential function of the
job or would cause the subject to pose a direct threat to public safety –
psychological screening given by licensed health care provider qualified in
psychiatric or psychological fields
Must submit to a thorough background check as well as
pre-employment psychological, physical, and drug screening
Must have good moral character and work ethic as determined
by a thorough investigation by the Sheriff’s Office
Must have the ability to attend the entire basic recruit
class as well as attend 40 hours of ongoing in-service training yearly
Must possess the ability to obtain required training
certifications for the position
Must possess basic computing skills
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
including English usage, diction, grammar, and spelling
Must possess the ability to use patience and tact in
dealing with the public
Must be able to perform a number of tasks simultaneously
(multi-tasking) with the ability to remain calm, think clearly, and quickly
assess, evaluate and respond to stressful situations
Must possess prioritization skills and the ability to make
sound decisions using all available information
Must have the skills to accomplish tasks in a controlled,
effective manner while working under stress
Must have skills in establishing and maintaining effective
working relationships with a variety of individuals including law enforcement
personnel from other agencies, coworkers, and the general public
The Fayette County
Sheriff’s Office is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity