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Employment Opportunities

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must complete an application from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. The application may be downloaded. Please follow the application instructions.

Download Employment Application

Phone Calls and appointments will NOT be accepted concerning your application.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Be at least eighteen (18) years of age as evidenced by a certified copy of said candidate's birth certificate or other proof of birth acceptable to the Council.
  2. Be a citizen of the United States or a repatriated or naturalized citizen of the United States as of the date employment commences as evidenced by a certified copy of said candidate's birth certificate or other certified proof of citizenship acceptable to the Council.
  3. Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent or an approved college degree indicating successful completion of high school. A recognized equivalent means a diploma awarded by any state on the basis of a General Education Development (GED) Test.
  4. Complete two (2) applicant fingerprint cards prior to commencement of employment as a peace officer in a law enforcement unit. All fingerprint cards shall be processed by the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the results returned to the Council.
  5. Be found, after examination by a licensed physician or surgeon, to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental conditions which might adversely affect his/her exercising the powers or duties of a peace officer.
  6. Successfully complete a job related academy entrance examination provided for and administered by the Council in conformity with state and federal law (where applicable).
  7. Not have been convicted by any state or by the federal government of any crime the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in the federal or state prison or institution nor have been convicted of sufficient misdemeanors to establish a pattern of disregard for the law, provided that, for purposes of this paragraph, violations of traffic laws and other offenses involving the operation of motor vehicles when the applicant has received a pardon shall not be considered.
  8. Possess good moral character as determined by investigation under procedure established by the Council.
  9. Have an oral interview with the hiring authority or its representative to determine the applicant's appearance, background, and ability to communicate.
  10. Must have a valid drivers license.


The Department's benefit package includes:

  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Health/dental insurance
  • Payroll savings plan
  • Deferred compensation investments
  • Employee assistance program
  • Department issued equipment
  • Pay raises as approved by the governing authority*
  • On-site Gym for employees and in-home family members


Officer candidates from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office attend Basic Mandate Training at a Regional Police Academy. All expenses (including salary) are paid by the Department while the candidate is in the Academy. Intermediate, advance, and specialized training is available at Regional Academies and the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. The Carroll County Sheriff's Office encourages advanced training and continuance of formal education.