The Cherokee Sheriff's Office seeks career oriented, highly motivated men and women with high moral and ethical standards to provide the entire range of law enforcement services to the community.

We are a full service law enforcement agency offering employment in every aspect of policing. We have a wide range of employee and family benefits available including medical insurance for employee with group rates available for family coverage, life insurance and competitive retirement plans. (Prospective employees should inquire as to specific benefits.)

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employment criteria:

  • Must be at least 20 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • No adverse driving record
  • Honorable discharge (if prior military)
Automatic Employment Disqualifiers:
  • Any Felony Convictions
  • Any Family Violence Conviction
  • Use of Narcotics within 5 Years
  • Use of Marijuana within 3 Years
  • Any tattoos on the Face, Hands, or Fingers
Our selection process is thorough to ensure only the highest caliber persons are selected. This process includes, but is not limited to:
  • Passing an adult basic education test
  • Passing a physical agility test (Deputy Sheriff, Detention Officer and Reserve Deputy positions)
  • Polygraph examination
  • Extensive background investigation
  • Oral Interview
  • Medical examination, drug screen, and psychological evaluation (after conditional job offer)
Office Hours:
7:30am- 4:00 pm
Monday thru Friday

Admin Services
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