Bartholomew County Sheriff - Deputy Sheriff

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Job Overview

Department Bartholomew County Sheriff Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleDeputy Sheriff
Salary$53,271 - $68,187 – Patrol salary
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Columbus, IN

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Shall possess a valid Indiana driver’s license (or obtain one within 60 days of becoming an Indiana resident) and have no more than 8 active points
  • Shall be a U.S. citizen
  • Shall be at least 21 years of age by the date of appointment
  • Shall be drug-free and have no felony convictions
  • Shall not have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic battery, stalking, or violations of Protective Order
  • Shall not have any OWI convictions within the past 5 years prior to the time of application
  • Shall not have been dishonorably discharged from the military
  • Shall be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate
  • Shall not have used an illegal drug in the last three years
  • Shall not have bought, sold (dealing), or possessed marijuana illegally within 1 year prior to time of application
  • Shall not have bought, sold (dealing), or possessed any controlled substance or narcotic drug except marijuana without a prescription within 3 years prior to time of application


Salary & Benefits

  • $53,271 - $68,187 – Patrol salary
  • In addition to the base salary, the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office offers incentive pay for Water Rescue, Field Training Officer, Accident Reconstructionist, Crime Scene Investigator, and Special Weapons (SWAT).


Additional Benefits

  • Take Home Car
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Sheriff’s Pension
  • Paid vacation


Selection Process

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office selection process can take up to 6 months and consists of the following steps.  Written and Physical Fitness Examinations may be waived for current sworn law enforcement.

  1. Application Packet
  2. Entry Level Written Examination
  3. Physical Fitness Examination
  4. Command Board Interview
  5. Merit Board Interview
  6. Conditional Offer of Employment
  7. Background Investigation
  8. Polygraph
  9. Psychological Examination
  10. Medical Examination
  11. Sheriff’s Final Review


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