Recruitment

Interested in a challenging and rewarding occupation where you will have the opportunity each and every day to make a positive impact on a dynamic and growing community? If so, then the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is interested in you.



Career Opportunities

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is a professional law enforcement organization dedicated to providing unparalleled service to its community. The Sheriff's Office offers a wide variety of career opportunities in law enforcement, corrections and civilian support positions. A career with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office offers many rewards:

  • Excellent benefits and competitive salaries
  • Amazing variety of work and challenges
  • Opportunities to make significant positive impacts on people in your community
  • Challenging public service career
  • Pride in being a member of one of the best law enforcement agencies in the country
  • Starting Pay with NO experience:  $ 61,512.00
    Lateral Pay up to: $ 69,201.00

Requirements 

Lateral Applicant Qualifying Credentials 

1. U.S. Citizen or U.S. citizenship established by time of appointment

2. Valid Driver’s License (Valid Indiana License by the time of appointment) and has no more than six (6) active points

3. No felony convictions or any misdemeanor convictions for domestic violence

4. Have legal ability to possess a firearm

5. High School Graduate or high school equivalency diploma

6. Ability to read and write English

7. Must be at least 21 years of age

8. Ability to pass all the components of the selection process.

9. Merit deputies are required to maintain primary residency within a 20-mile radius of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, 18100 Cumberland Road, Noblesville, IN 46060.  Newly hired merit deputies who do not live within the 20-mile radius shall have nine (9) months from their date of hire to meet the residency requirement. 

10. No convictions for Operating While Intoxicated or operating under the influence of drugs within the previous five (5) years

11. Shall not have been dishonorably discharged from the military

12. Shall not have used an illegal drug in the last three (3) years

13. Meet the Either A) ILEA Tier I graduate or B) Graduate from another Indiana academy recognized by the ILETB as equivalent to Tier I or C) Eligible to receive a waiver from ILEA for Tier I, https://secure.in.gov/ilea/2330.htm#how can

14. Either A) Currently employed as a Law Enforcement Officer and/or meet the IC 5-1-2-9 Rules

15. Have a minimum of 2 years of Law Enforcement experience

 

Lateral Hiring Process DateLocation
Recruiting 1/13/2023HCSO
Application Due2/13/2023HCSO
Formal Interviews 8:00AM-1:00PM2/16 Thurs or 2/18 Sat RSVP RequiredAdmin Main Conference Room
Meet W/Detective 8:30AM- 1:30PM2/16 Thurs or 2/18 SatHCSO
Merit Board Interview3/29/2023HCSO
Truth Verification Test 4/3 to 4/7/2023HCSO
Psychological Examination AprilIndiana Public Safety Medical 
Medical Examination AprilIndiana Public Safety Medical 
Pre-Employment Drug ScreenApril WorkMed


Open Applicant Qualifying Credentials

 1. U.S. Citizen or U.S. citizenship established by time of appointment 
 2. Valid Driver’s License (Valid Indiana License by the time of appointment) and has no more than six (6) active points 
 3. No felony convictions or any misdemeanor convictions for domestic violence 
 4. Have legal ability to possess a firearm 
 5. High School Graduate or high school equivalency diploma and at least one of the following: 
 a. completed at least 60 credit hours or equivalent from an accredited postsecondary  college or university  
 b. two (2) years military experience  
 c. two (2) years prior law enforcement experience (to include correctional and law enforcement reserve experience)
 6. Ability to read and write English 
 7. Must be at least 21 years of age 
 8. Ability to pass all the components of the selection process including the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Exit Physical Standards 
9. Merit deputies are required to maintain primary residency within a 20-mile radius of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, 18100 Cumberland Road, Noblesville, IN 46060.  Newly hired merit deputies who do not live within the 20-mile radius shall have nine (9) months from their date of hire to meet the residency requirement. 
 10. No convictions for Operating While Intoxicated or operating under the influence of drugs within the previous five (5) years 
 11. Shall not have been dishonorably discharged from the military 
12. Shall not have used an illegal drug in the last three (3) years 


Open Hiring Process DateLocation
Recruiting 1/13/2023HCSO
Application Due2/13/2023HCSO
Physical Test 8:00AM2/16 Thurs or 2/18 Sat
RSVP REQUIRED
JDC Gym
Written Test 10:30AM 2/16 Thurs or 2/18 SatJDC Medium Training Room
Formal Interview 1:30PM-6:30PM2/16 Thurs or 2/18 SatHCSO
Meet W/Detective 1:30PM-6:30PM2/16 Thurs or 2/18 SatHCSO
Merit Board3/29/2023HCSO
Truth Verification Test 4/3 to 4/7/2023HCSO
Psychological Examination AprilIndiana Public Safety Medical 
Medical Examination AprilIndiana Public Safety Medical 
Pre-Employment Drug ScreenApril WorkMed


ILEA Exit Standards 

Test

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


Benefits

  • Beards allowed (may not exceed ½ inch & shall be neatly trimmed)
  • Take-home vehicle
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Off-duty detail opportunities
  • Continuous training opportunities
  • Retirement plan (requires no employee contribution)
  • Weapon and Uniform issue
  • Life Insurance 
  • Paid Vacations
  • Military Reserve Leave
  • Paid overtime opportunities
  • Promotional opportunities
  • Educational Assistance Program


Gifted & Committed Individuals

Not everyone can be a member of the Sheriff's Office. The work can be rigorous and even potentially dangerous at times. We are searching for gifted individuals of unquestionable integrity who can demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making skills under all conditions. We seek leaders who possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the strength of character to show compassion and charity in the face of adversity. We will demand your commitment to public service and dedication to the betterment of our community.


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