Bartholomew County Sheriff - Deputy Sheriff

Job Overview

Department Bartholomew County Sheriff Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleDeputy Sheriff
Salary$54,771 - $59,354 – Patrol salary
Deadline Sep 30, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern
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


  • ** Lateral candidates MUST meet all pre-employment minimum qualifications listed above as well as currently possess ILEA Tier I certification, or qualify for ILEA waiver process as established by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board (ILETB).  Requirements for an out of state transfer can be found on the ILEA website at **  Lateral candidates must also submit an Application for Testing Waiver, found in the documents section of this posting.

Salary & Benefits

  • Base Rate $54,771 to $57,008
  • Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office utilizes a 20-year pay matrix.  Lateral entry candidates may start with up to three years of credit on the current pay matrix.  Starting salary will be calculated based on the candidates prior completed years of full time, sworn experience.  Completed years as Reserve, Part Time, or Volunteer services will not be awarded as credit toward the pay matrix.  Upon completion of each year, you will receive salary increases according to the current 20-year matrix schedule which currently tops out at $69,687 for patrol.  Rank and Seniority are non transferable and will not be taken into consideration for paid time off or scheduling purposes.
  • In addition to the base salary, the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office offers incentive pay for Water Rescue, Accident Reconstruction, Crime Scene Investigator, and Special Weapons (SWAT).


Additional Benefits

Take home car upon completion of FTO program

May live in a surrounding county

Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance

Life Insurance

  • Sheriff’s Pension calculated based on average of highest 5 years, maximum of 74% for 32 years of service.

Paid Vacation, Holiday, Personal, and Sick time

Shift Differential

Clothing Allowance

Military Incentive pay


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 lateral candidates.

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


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