Randy Shirley, Sheriff


The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office continually searches for imaginative, well-educated and highly motivated individuals who have a strong sense of public service. If you are interested in a position with a growing, professional law enforcement agency, SCSO may be the place for you. SCSO offers opportunities in Uniform Patrol, Jail, Investigations, Traffic Enforcement, School Resource Officer, Courts, Civil Papers- all of the police services the citizens of the county rely on their Sheriff to provide.


The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office provides a number of employee benefits, including:

Group Health, Dental and Vision Insurance  


County-supported retirement plan with 3.5% funds match

Paid Leave earned at 1 week per year for the first two years and then 2 weeks per year after 2 years

Sick Time accrues at 4 hours per month

10 Paid Holidays a year

Starting Salary: Jailer: $13.49/hr

Starting salary: Deputy: $15.75/hr

About Jail Officer positions:

Jail positions are available to US citizens with a high school diploma or GED over the age of 18. New hires will be certified as Jail Officers through the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) within 6 months of employment. Basic Mandate training is offered on a merit basis.

About Deputy positions:

Applicants for Mandated Deputy positions should be US citizens over the age of 18 who have completed Basic Mandate.

For all applicants:

Applications are accepted on a continual basis, but not processed until a position is vacant. Applications more than 6 months old will not be considered. Applicants with more than 7 points on their license, convictions for any felony or drug related offense, with pending criminal actions or under investigation by law enforcement, unable to obtain a Georgia driver’s license,  adverse credit, any medical or physical impairment that would prevent applicant from satisfactorily performing the essential functions of the position applied for or complying with standards set by the Georgia Peace Officers Standard and Training Council,  any known association with any group, organization or otherwise whose primary objective is to foster hatred, oppression, or persecution of any  individual, group of individuals, or any private or public company or organization, or is not a citizen of the United States will not be eligible for employment with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office.

Click on the links below to download the Application and Background Questionnaire. Please remember to include copies of your birth certificate, high school diploma or GED, DD-214 (if a military veteran) and any other relevant documentation with your application. Please fill out both the Application and Background Questionnaire and return them to the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications require the free Adobe Reader program to view, available here


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