Am I eligible to apply?

Applicants must:

  1. Be a citizen of the United States.
  2. Be a high school graduate or have earned a GED certificate.
  3. Possess or be able to possess a valid state-issued driver’s license.
  4. Must meet the following age requirements:
    • Commissioned Deputy (Detention or Patrol) 21 years of age
    • Central Control: 19 years of age
    • Records Clerk or Drivers License Clerk: 18 years of age
  5. Have a minimum of 2 years of any combination of responsible work experience, military service, education, or any other productive activity.
  6. Not have committed five (5) or more moving traffic offenses within the past 3 years.
  7. Not have been convicted of any misdemeanor sex crime, the crime of deceit, or drug offense. Any criminal probation must already have been served. General misdemeanor convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, however:
    • No conviction of any misdemeanor within 2 years of application (includes deferred prosecution and withheld judgments). No current pending misdemeanor case.
    • No Civil Protection Orders or No Contact Orders served or issued against the applicant within 2 years of application.
    • No D.U.I. convictions in the past 3 years (includes withheld judgments).
    • No driver's license suspensions in the past 3 years for violations relating to D.U.I., chemical test refusal, or points assessed due to moving traffic violations
    • No conviction for willful concealment or petit theft within 5 years of application.
    • No convictions for domestic battery, child abuse, stalking, or voyeurism.
    • No convictions or commission of a felony as an adult; case-by-case review of juvenile felony convictions.
  1. Meet the following drug usage policy: Failure to disclose past drug usage regardless of meeting these standards will automatically disqualify you from employment.
    • NO “soft” illegal drug use in the past 3 years for certified positions (1 year for non-certified positions) – marijuana or synthetic variations such as “spice”,
      psilocybin mushrooms, gummies, or illegal use of prescription drugs, etc.
    • NO “hard” illegal drug use in the past 5 years - methamphetamines, LSD, cocaine, heroin, etc.
  2. Never received a military dismissal, bad conduct discharge, or dishonorable discharge.
  3. Not presently planning to file or undergoing action in bankruptcy court in any state (personal or business). Applicants must wait at least 1 year after bankruptcy before applying for a position, during which they have demonstrated fiscal responsibility.
  4. Applicants must be of good moral character and not have engaged in conduct or a pattern of conduct that would jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession.

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4. What is the department tattoo policy?
5. What if I don't have a copy of one of the required documents listed in the application?
6. Why do you want my credit report and how do I get one?
7. Can I just send a credit synopsis report that shows my score?
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