- Is the Cherokee Sheriff's Office currently hiring?
We are currently accepting applications to fill vacancies within the agency.
- What is the starting pay for an uncertified deputy?
The starting pay for an uncertified deputy is $34,300.24. After the deputy successfully completes the police academy or if the applicant is currently a certified Georgia Peace Officer the annual salary is $35,999.60.
- Does your agency offer pay incentives for those with a college education?
We pay an additional 2.5% for an Associate's Degree, 5% for a Bachelor's Degree and 7.5% for a Masters Degree. Also, persons that are fluent in Spanish and can successfully complete Spanish Proficiency exam with receive a 5% pay incentive.
- If hired, where will I be working?
New employees begin working in the Adult Detention Center. In most cases a new employee will be sent to Jail Certification School, which is a two week training course, within 6 months and later sent to the Police Academy within 2 years of their hire date. After successfully completing the academy the employee is eligible to transfer to Uniform Patrol Division when positions become available. The time frame for transferring to Uniform Patrol often varies but it is normally within 3 years of the applicants hire date.
- If I am a certified Peace Office and have experience in Uniform Patrol with another agency am I eligible bypass the jail and work in Uniform Patrol?
Applicants who are currently Georgia Peace Officers, have no "mandate pay-back obligation", and have a minimum of two years of field operations experience are eligible to apply for a lateral transfer to Uniform patrol Division. Applicants who meet the minimum requirements for lateral transfer must be approved by the Sheriff and complete all training requirements as required by agency directives to begin their employment in Uniform Patrol.
- What are the minimum requirements to be a deputy with your agency?
Applicants must be 21 years of age to be a Deputy Sheriff or 18 to be a Detention Officer. Have a high school diploma or GED. Possess a valid driver's license with no adverse driving record. If prior military applicants must have an Honorable Discharge (no exceptions). Applicants must be a U.S. citizen with no felony or family violence convictions. Applicants cannot have used Marijuana within the last 3 years or any other illegal drug with the last 5 years. Applicants can have no DUI convictions within the last 5 years.
- How long is the hiring Process?
Generally the hiring process takes 6 to 8 weeks.
- Should I mail in the application or hand deliver it?
You can mail your application to 498 Chattin Drive Canton, Georgia 30115 (attention Susan Urode) or bring to our headquarters at the same address.