As an officer and employee of the Grant County Sheriff, the fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all people to liberty, equality, and justice.
A Sheriff’s officer and employee shall keep their private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both their personal and official life shall be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of the Department. Whatever is seen or heard of a confidential nature or is confided in the official capacity of a Sheriff’s officer or employee shall be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of duty.
Officers shall never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, officers shall enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear of favor, malice, or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.
The badge of office is a symbol of public faith, and it should be accepted as a public trust to be held so long as you are true to the ethics of public service. You shall constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating yourself before God to your chosen profession - law enforcement.
Detention Deputies start at $40,899 a year equaling out to $19.66 an hour, $29.49 for overtime, and an additional $9.83 an hour for holidays.
Detention Corporals (Supervisors) make $43,324 a year, equaling out to $20.82 an hour, $31.24 for overtime, and an additional $10.41 an hour for holidays.
We are paid bi-weekly, and after 5 years of service, an increase in pay is eligible through our negotiated longevity pay which increases on base pay each year at .005 percent times your years of service.
Uniforms and Equipment:
All uniforms and equipment are supplied and issued at the cost of the department. There are no out-of-pocket expenses necessary, nor is there a uniform allowance. The department takes care of it for you!
Personal Time: 40 hours a year
Holiday pay: Time and a half
Vacation: After 6 months receive 40 hours, after 1 year receive 80 hours, after 5 years receive additional 8 hours for each year above 5 years of service, maxing at 240 hours.
Sick Leave: 112 hours a year, max at 336 hours.
All jail officers are available for the civilian PERF retirement.
Upon being hired jail officers go through a three-month field training program in the jail.
Within the first year of hire, all jailers go through the Indiana Jail School program. For more information on jail school click here.
Detention Deputies also will receive certification training in CPR/AED usage.
Detention Deputies will receive annual training in defensive tactics, verbal de-escalation, and have an option to become certified in the use of a TASER.
Jail Officers who become transport officers will receive annual firearms training.
AGE: Must be at least 18 years of age at the time the application is filed.
EDUCATION: Must have a high school diploma or equivalency.
LICENSE: Must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of hire and maintain as a term and condition of continued employment.
CHARACTER: Must be able to pass a background investigation including criminal history, driving record, drug use, employment history, military service record, and a polygraph test.
Detention Deputy Job Description:
Detention Deputies working in the jail oversee inmates who have been sentenced to jail time and/ or those awaiting trial. Our job is to ensure the inmates are safe, secure and supervised. We do this by enforcing the rules and regulations of the facility.
Detention Deputy Duties and Responsibilities:
Detention Deputy responsibilities primarily revolve around the safety, security and management of inmates. These officers must make sure that inmates cannot escape, harm themselves or others and obey the rules of the jail. Specific duties for correctional officers may include, but are not limited to:
• Book and process incoming and outgoing inmates
• Maintaining order among inmates
• Overseeing inmate activities
• Making sure facilities meet safety and security requirements
• Searching for contraband
• Restraining inmates
• Escorting inmates to different locations
• Write detailed and accurate reports
Detention Deputy Requirements:
Detention Deputies must be alert, decisive, and have good judgment. You must be able to react in a calm and collected manner to emergency situations. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have a high school diploma or high school equivalent (HSE). Must possess a valid driver's license and have reliable transportation. Ability to pass spelling and math tests,. Ability to pass a background check, drug test and polygraph.
· Any felony conviction
· Any misdemeanor conviction within two years
· No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statements, or domestic violence within lifetime.
· Sexually oriented offender status
· Suspended driver’s license at the time of background interview
· Dishonorable discharge from military service
· Active Temporary Protective Order or Civil Protection Order
· No illegal drug use within the last 12 months
The following is a list of behaviors/histories that may also disqualify an applicant, but the final decision will be made after the completion of the background investigation:
· Lesser degree misdemeanor conviction
· Poor driving record
· Poor work history
· Arrest history
· Previous warrants
· Non-support of Dependents
· Less than honorable discharge from military service
· Any behavior which demonstrates a lack of respect toward the law, or law enforcement officers
· History of Deceptive Behavior
Contact Lieutenant Georgianna Jones today for your application or to learn more!
214 E 4th St, Marion, Indiana 46952, United States
08:00 am – 04:00 pm
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