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.
Deputies start at $52,466 a year equaling to $25.21 an hour, $37.82 for overtime, and an additional $12.60 an hour for holidays.
Sergeants make $55,045 a year
Lieutenants make $58,141 a year
Captains make $61,740 a year
We are paid bi-weekly, and after 5 years of service, an increase in pay is eligible through our longevity pay which increases currently on 2021 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!
We provide take home cars for even those who live within 10 miles of the county line!
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.
After serving 10 years, you will be a vested member of our retirement pension program. Once you turn 55, you will be eligible to receive a monthly check based on your years of service for the rest of your life.
There is a buyback program for jail employees where they can purchase their time of service in the jail to count towards their retirement pension program.
We also offer a drop program.
A 457(b) fund is available to contribute into for your retirement.
- Drone Operator
- Explosive Breaching
- 40mm/Less Lethal
*Fatal Accident Team
- Accident Reconstructionist
- Drone Operator
-Includes out of state transports and extraditions
*Car Seat Technician
Operation Pull Over
Field Training Officer
*- Not Full-time units. Is done concurrently to regular assignments.
AGE: Must be at least 21 years of age upon graduation from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.
EDUCATION: Must have a high school diploma or equivalency.
LICENSE: Must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of hire and maintain it 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.
Physical Fitness Assessment-ILEA exit standards
Written Civil Service Exam
Merit Board Interview
Standard Vertical Jump 16 Inches
One Minute Sit-ups 29
300 Meter Run 71 Seconds
Maximum Push-ups 25
1.5 Mile Run 16 Minutes 28 Seconds
Job Description Summary
The training consists of a 40 hr. Pre-Basic training, a 16-week Academy, approximately 20-weeks of Field Training, and 1-week in Investigations. The Sheriff's Office will provide all books, materials, and uniforms. Those selected for hire will receive pay and full benefits during this training period.
Duties & Responsibilities
Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.
Note for Trainees: Trainees are expected to learn the following duties while in a trainee status.
• Patrol assigned areas to detect and monitor possible criminal activity and interrogate suspicious persons.
• Respond to emergency calls to provide assistance.
• Investigate incidents for civil or criminal law violations.
• Apprehend and arrest suspected law violators to ensure public safety.
• Prepare and preserve evidence in accordance with directives to maintain chain of custody.
• Testify in court to provide an accurate account of investigation findings.
• Control activities at traffic accident scenes by assisting victims or maintaining traffic flow.
• Enforce traffic laws by observing violations and issuing citations.
• Provide information and assistance to the public.
• Prepare and submit daily activity reports in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOP) and directives.
• Transport prisoners to court, medical, or prison facilities.
• Maintain patrol car, weapons, and other law enforcement equipment to insure operational readiness.
• Perform other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Working knowledge of local, state, and federal laws pertinent to law enforcement.
• Working knowledge of law enforcement guidelines and criminal investigation methods and techniques.
• Working knowledge of traffic accident control measures and investigation methods and techniques.
• Working knowledge of court procedures.
• Skill in the use and care of firearms and other law enforcement related equipment.
• Skill in administering Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid.
• Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
• Ability to act quickly and correctly in emergencies.
• Ability to pay close attention to detail.
• Ability to enforce the law courteously, tactfully, firmly, and impartially.
• Ability to handle confidential information.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to use a computer and related software.
• Ability to meet specific physical requirements as may be established by competent authority.
· 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 Captain Scott Haley today to learn more!
214 E 4th St, Marion, Indiana 46952, United States
08:00 am – 04:00 pm