The Montgomery County
Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the protection of the lives and property
within the boundaries of the county. We
enforce all federal and state laws, and carry out the duties enumerated in the
state constitution. We are a Full Service Law Enforcement
We serve and protect
citizens on a 24 hour basis. All
personnel accept the fact that the Sheriff’s Office functions around the
clock. Applicants must be agreeable to
shift work, irregular hours, rotating days off, and special assignments
involving compensatory or overtime. All
assignments of personnel are solely at the discretion of the Sheriff, or
designee. To accomplish this, we employ both sworn and non-sworn
Personnel: We employ civilians who do not have power of arrest. Among the job
categories for non-sworn personnel are; secretaries, clerk typists, records and
jail (intake /booking) clerks and maintenance technicians.
Personnel: Sworn personnel are those employees who have the power of arrest,
enforce laws, and are commissioned as law enforcement officers.
- Patrol Deputies
are certified by the State of Tennessee and the Police Officer Standards and
Training Commission after successfully completing Basic Police Academy.
- Jail Deputies are
certified by the Tennessee Corrections Institute after successfully completing
their Officer Basic Course.
- Court Deputies are required to attend
and successfully complete the Court Officers and Courtroom Security Course
provided by the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy.
Our standards are set high as we strive to
maintain a high degree of proficiency and professionalism among our
employees. Only individuals who meet
these standards are considered for employment.
We strive to keep our
personnel updated on current trends, procedures, and laws. We provide initial and annual in-service
training which all officers are required to attend and successfully complete.
Promotions up to the rank of Sergeant may be
based on written promotional exams, oral interview, longevity and past
performance evaluation. Some or all of
these requirements may be waived at the discretion of the Sheriff.
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS
The Montgomery County
Sheriff's Office maintains a commitment to recruit and retain the most
qualified applicants when filling staff positions. Montgomery County is an ethnically and
culturally diverse area, and we take every reasonable measure to be reflective
of this diversity in the makeup of its personnel. All personnel regardless of rank or assignment
are professionals and must be worthy of public trust. Because of this, we seek to hire people with
good moral character and integrity.
We accept applications from
all individuals. Those previously
employed by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office may be considered for rehire
after a review of previous performance, employee practices, personnel file, and
the exit evaluation. Employee
background, performance, and evaluation information may be provided to future
In our hiring practices, we
comply with all state and federal laws, including but not limited to the Civil
Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination Act, Equal Pay Act, Title VII, OSHA,
Sexual Harassment/Federal Register, Religious/Federal Register, Wage and Hour,
and Federal Fair Employment Practices as promulgated by the U.S. Department of
We are an Equal Opportunity
Employer. In compliance with the
American with Disabilities Act, we may provide reasonable accommodations to
qualified individuals with disabilities, and we encourage both prospective and
current employees to discuss potential accommodations with us.
Once received, applications
are kept on file for a period of six months.
As job vacancies arise, we typically look to the applications to identify
those applicants best suited to the public safety profession. Our Background Investigator will then contact
the applicants and ask if they wish to begin the selection process.
The selection process
involves aptitude testing, an in-person background interview, criminal history
checks, and a credit check. We then
select the best-suited applicants for a hiring interview before a member of our
command staff. Applicants selected in
the hiring interview receive a conditional offer of employment. We will then conduct a background
investigation on the conditional hire.
CONDITIONAL OFFER OF
After a Conditional Offer of
Employment has been made and accepted, the applicant must successfully pass the
qualification, if sworn.
In order to provide the
citizens of Montgomery County with quality law enforcement personnel, we are
very thorough in our background investigations.
This shall, at minimum, include a fingerprint check with state and
federal agencies, verification of personnel data, claimed education and
employment experience, and neighborhood and reference checks. This part of the hiring process, along with
waiting for results on the medical and psychological tests and interview, can
be very time consuming; and the employment process may take weeks depending on
the number of applicants to be processed.
In some instances, applicants may have started working for the
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office prior to all results of the requirements in
the Conditional Job Offer being completed and reviewed.
Applicants are hereby
advised and must agree that if they do not satisfactorily complete the above
listed requirements, whether it is before or after their date of employment, it
will result in the employment being terminated
False statements or
withholding information will be a basis for denial or termination of employment
from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and may constitute a violation of
All appointments are introductory for a period
of one year at the discretion of the Sheriff, subject to the rules and
regulations set forth by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. If performance is unsatisfactory, the
introductory status may be extended at the discretion of the Sheriff. At any time during the introductory period,
an employee may be terminated if in the best interest of the Montgomery County