Jail Division Employment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • United States Citizen
  • Valid Driver’s License (Valid Indiana License by appointment)
  • No felony convictions
  • High School Graduate or High School Equivalency Diploma
  • Ability to read and write English
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Pass all the components of the Selection Process
  • No dishonorable discharge or undesirable discharge from any Armed Forces branch
  • No misdemeanor conviction of domestic violence
  • Pass stringent drug screen


  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Promotional opportunities
  • Educational Assistance
  • Weapons and Uniform issue
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacations
  • Military Reserve Leave
  • Continuous training opportunities

Step 1 Pre-Application

Submit the Jail Division Pre-Application Form  

Step 2 Application Process:

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division has implemented a new application/testing procedure utilizing the Indiana Sheriff’s Association Testing Program conducted by EMPCO. A wide variety of testing times and locations are available around the state. Interested applicants must register for a test date/time at https://www.empco.net/ind/ and specify test results be forwarded to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. The testing site charges a non-refundable fee to administer and process the test. Scores can be sent to multiple correctional institutions throughout the state.

After the test is complete, download and submit the Application for Corrections Officer (PDF). Make sure to fill in the application completely and submit, by email or mail, the required paperwork along with the application. Once the test score and application are received, each candidate will be notified about further steps in the selection process.

Hamilton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify