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Jail Officer



  • The Shelby County Sheriff's Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Jail Officer.  

At this time, applications are not being accepted for any other positions.

Interested individuals should obtain an application at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department at: 107 W. Taylor Street, Shelbyville, In 46176. The application must be completed in black ink in the applicants handwriting. The application is not to be typed. Applications should then be submitted to the Shelby County Sheriff Department.

Applicants must possess a High School Diploma or GED, a valid Indiana Drivers License, pass a drug screening, and a criminal background check. 

* Merit and Reserve Deputy applicants must pass Indiana Law Enforcement Academy EXIT Standards for Physical Fitness.

The Shelby County Sheriff Department is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, handicap as defined by law, political affiliation, or on the basis of age against individuals whose age is between 40 and 70, except when age, sex or physical requirement constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration, or for the health, safety and welfare of the applicant and others, or as provided by law. No question on this application is intended to secure information to be used for such discrimination.

The Shelby County Sheriff Department, pursuant to and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), specifically Title I of the “ADA”, shall not discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability because of the disability in regard to job application procedures, the hiring, advancement or discharge of employees, employee compensation, job training and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. Additionally, no qualified individual with a disability may, on the basis of disability, be subjected to discrimination in employment under any service, program or activity conducted by the Shelby County Sheriff Department.

Any individual convicted of a felony shall be ineligible for employment by the Shelby County Sheriff Department. A felony is defined by Indiana Law (35-50-2-1) as any offense for which a person may receive more than one (1) year of confinement in a state or federal institution.