Monday, February 18, 2019





The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office seeks individuals who are career oriented with a desire to serve our community through law enforcement services. We are a pro-active Office which offers a wide array of services to our citizens. To perform the mission of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office requires that current employees be available for duty at a moment’s notice. All prospective employees should be prepared to be available for shift work, as well as weekend duty.

Minimum Qualifications:

    *Must be at least 21 years of age for Deputy Sheriff positions and be POST Certified as a Peace Officer
    *Must be at least 18 years of age for Detention Officer and other civilian positions
    *Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
    *Must possess a valid Georgia drivers license or be able to obtain a Georgia drivers license
    *All military experience must be documented on a DD214 with honorable discharge
    *Must be a U.S. citizen or Naturalized U.S. citizen

We believe that our hiring process helps ensure that we select the applicants who are best qualified to work toward the goals of our Office. This process includes, but is not limited to the following:


*Completing and submitting our application


*Physical agility test


Minimum Requirements:


Push Ups              twenty (20) correct Push-ups in sixty (60) seconds


Sit-Ups                 twenty five (25) Sit ups in sixty (60) seconds


Step Test             12” bench @ 120 steps/minute for five (5) minutes (measures Cardiovascular or aerobic fitness)


*Successfully completing an aptitude test:


Deputy Sheriff Applicants may EXEMPT this requirement - Click here for information


Detention Officer Applicants may EXEMPT this requirement by holding a valid Georgia Jail Officer Certification in good standing with the Georgia Peace Officer Standard and Training Council (POST).


Detention Officer Applicants may EXEMPT this requirement - Click here for information



*Passing an extensive background investigation


*Truth Verification Exam


*Psychological Evaluation


*Oral Interview with Background Investigator and Division Director


*After conditional offer, pass a drug screen, and physical exam 



Fayette County offers a wide range of benefits to its employees which include:

    *Medical Insurance
    *Vision - Reimbursement Plan
    *Life Insurance
    *Retirement Plan
    *Flex Spending Plan

Please click on the link below for further details on benefits offered. 

    Fayette County Department of Human Resources - Benefits/Insurance Information

The Sheriff's Office conducts its own application and hiring process.  Interested applicants may download an Application for Employment. Click here for current vacancies.  Applications will not be processed unless submitted for a posted vacant position. 

Mail or bring your completed application to:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
155 Johnson Avenue, Building A
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214

Qualified applicants will be notified by mail of the date and time for testing.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.

If you have any questions relating to our employment process and/or opportunities, please contact:
Captain Tom W. Brenna, Support Services Division
770-716-4999 Ext. 1745 or email:

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