From the Walker County Sheriff’s Office:
– Must be 18 years of age
– Must have a high school diploma or GED
– Must pass drug screen
– Must pass complete background investigation
– Must pass polygraph test
– Must pass in-depth interview
Applicants generally start out working in the detention division, booking and supervising inmates. Jailers
are required to attend a two-week training session to become certified in all aspects of a detention facility.
The Detention facility employs detention officers, corporals, a lieutenant and a captain.
Detention officers who have been with the department for a period of at least six months may be eligible to
attend mandate school to become a certified deputy sheriff. You must be at least 18 years of age to attend
mandate training. This training center is located in Rome Georgia, and lasts for a period of ten weeks.
You must stay at the training center for the duration of this session, but you are allowed to return to your
home on weekends.
After completeing mandate training you will be a certified deputy sheriff. You may be placed in the court
services division or the road patrol division after your graduation, at the discretion of the Sheriff. The court
services division is reponsible for serving civil papers, warrants and various other legal functions, in addition
to workingg court security and transporting prisoners. The road patrol division is responsible for patrolling
the county, making arrests, controlling domestic situations, and answering calls of a nature to protect the
citizens and businesses.
Positions available as a certified officer are entry-level deputies, corporals, sergeants, lieutenants, and captains.
An officer must have at least two years road patrol or other related investigative experience to become
eligible for promotion to the position of detective. The detective division works in civilian clothing and
investigates crimes such as murder, burglaries and child abuse, etc. This division has positions of a
captain, lieutenant, and detectives are assigned the rank of sergeant.
Other avenues of employment within the Sheriff’s Office are training officers, The CHAMPS unit, undercover
drug investigators and administrative positions.
To apply, go to the Walker County Sheriff’s Office website or click here.