Deputy Sheriff (Sheriff Patrol Officer)

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Memphis TN
201 Poplar Ave 9th Floor
Memphis, TN 38103
United States

Law Enforcement / Military
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
From $40,176 To $62,799
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description


Works under general direction to perform necessary tasks to satisfy requirements legislated under the Powers and Duties of the Sheriff found in Tennessee Code Annotated, Chapters 8-8-201 and 8-8-213.

KSAs and Others -

1. Knowledge of the rules and regulations applicable.

2. Knowledge of traffic safety, or the use, care, and operation of the patrol vehicle under all conditions; and of the use and care of firearms and police liability.

3. Ability to master thorough on-the-job training during the first years of services.

4. Ability to deal with the public with courtesy and tact.

5. Ability to exercise good judgment and independent decision-making.

6. Ability to use self-defense techniques.
Job Requirements
100% required-
1. Graduation from an accredited high school or possess a GED.
2. Must be minimum age of 21, at the time of application.
3. Must be of high moral character.
4. Discharged under honorable conditions from Armed Forces, if applicable [TN POST Rule 1110-2-.03(1)(f)].
5. Will be screened for misdemeanor/felony record. (Must not have been convicted of or plead guilty to, or entered a plea of no contest to any felony charge or to any violation of federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor, or controlled substances).
6. Attend and successfully complete a State of Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) approved basic police training academy.

Must be able to pass a physical agility test upon satisfying initial minimum qualifications.

Special Requirements:
1. Must be willing to work various shifts, holidays, and weekends.
2. Must submit to and be able to successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation.
3. After receiving a contingent offer of employment, must be able to pass a psychological and medical evaluation, and be subject to testing for substance abuse.
4. Must possess a valid Tennessee Driver’s License or secure one upon date of employment.
5. Must have daily access to an operable automobile and meet county requirements for automobile insurance upon date of employment.
6. Must be a citizen of the United States, or a permanent legal resident of the United States who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces pursuant to §38-8-105(d).
7. Must successfully pass a criminal history background check.
Lewis Chapman
201 Poplar Ave 9th Floor
Memphis TN 38103
United States