The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office is always accepting  applications for Deputy and Jailer Positions.

Applications are available Monday- Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office or print an application.


County Police Officer Minimum Applicant Standards and Criteria

 Must be a citizen of the United States of America

Applicant must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment as a county police officer.

Must be a high school graduate and produce evidence of same by way of diploma or equivalency diploma issued by an accredited school.

Must possess, as a minimum, visual acuity that is correctable to 20/40 in both eyes.

Must possess a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.

Must possess, as a minimum, auditory acuity that is within normal range in both ears.

Applicant’s body weight must be in proportion to the applicant’s height as standardized in the criteria maintained by the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

Must be of such physical state so as to sustain the rigors and demands of law enforcement and police service.  “Physical state” means to be in such physical condition and health to meet the minimum standards of a department Physical Ability Test.

Must be of such mental state so as to sustain the rigors and demands of law enforcement and police service.  “Mental state” means having the ability to exercise good judgment; having a balanced temperament; being free of debilitating psychological disorders and being of such psychological health to adequately complete psychological testing.

Must be a person of excellent character having favorable references from previous employers and personal references.  Excellent character includes an absence of pattern or practice of substance abuse or criminal misdemeanor convictions and no history of felony convictions.

Meet current Indiana Law Enforcement Academy physical standards and general requirements for appointment as a police officer in the State of Indiana.

 If discharged from military service, must possess an Honorable Discharge.

Pass a drug test, if requested.

Selected applicant must establish a permanent residence in Ripley County within three (3) months of employment.

Selection Process

Each applicant shall complete a police officer employment application.

Each applicant shall complete a physical ability test.  Failure to meet I.L.E.A. testing standards will disqualify the applicant from the selection process.

Each applicant shall complete a standardized written test.

The top five (5) applicants with the highest aggregate score and having successfully passed the physical ability testing shall undergo a personal interview by the Sheriff, current merited Deputies, and Sheriff’s Merit Board.

A member of the Office will complete a background investigation of the applicant.

Upon completion of the personal interview, the Board shall recommend the most qualified applicant to the Sheriff.  A “Conditional Offer of Employment” will be extended and the applicant shall continue in the selection process by signing a medical and psychological release form.  The applicant shall undergo medical and psychological testing at the expense of the Sheriff’s Office.  Medical testing will assess the applicant’s visual/auditory acuity and physiological health to perform the essential functions of the position.  Psychological testing will assess the applicant’s psychological health to perform the essential functions of the position.

The successful applicant shall submit to a drug screen analysis to determine if any recent illicit drug usage by the applicant is present.

Following selection, a county police officer shall be on a probationary status during the first year of employment.  As a condition of continued employment as a county police officer, he/she must successfully complete the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Police Officer Basic Training Course as prescribed by the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.


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