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:  $ 56,023.00
    Lateral Pay up to: $ 63,026.00
A. 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. Must establish residency in Hamilton County within six (6) months of employment (as per Chapter 6 Section IX)
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

ILEA Exit Standards



Vertical Jump

16 Inches

One Minute Sit-ups


300 Meter Run

71 Seconds

Maximum Push-ups


1.5 Mile Run

16 Minutes 28 Seconds


  • 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.