(MEMPHIS, Tenn. – April 5, 2024) The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is currently recruiting sheriff patrol officers to join their team.

Applicants must be 21 or older, have a high school diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license, and the ability to pass the agility and written test. Applicants must also meet other criteria regarding the hiring process including a background check and psychological evaluation.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office offers a wide range of benefits, including competitive pay with increases, health benefits, retirement and college incentives. Recruits will also receive training from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

“We’re looking for applicants who are ready to take on the challenge of serving their community and starting a career in law enforcement,” said Chief Deputy Anthony Buckner. “It takes all of us to crack down on crime. Working with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office can be a challenging, purposeful and rewarding experience.”

Thanks to approval by our Shelby County Commissioners, we have waived the residency requirement so anyone inside and outside of Shelby County can apply.

The duties and responsibilities of sheriff patrol officers include, but are limited to:

• Executing and returning process orders of the courts of record,
• Aiding and attending the courts as assigned,
• Taking charge of custody of prisoners in the Shelby County jail and
• Making initial investigations in response to dispatched calls.

Interested applicants can apply at www.scsocareers.com.

About the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office:
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency and the pre-trial custodial keeper of those charged with crimes. Led by Sheriff Floyd Bonner Jr., the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office’s mission is to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Shelby County, Tennessee; to preserve the peace; to maintain a safe and secure jail; and to prevent crime and disorder while constantly guarding personal liberties as prescribed by law. To learn more about the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, visit www.shelby-sheriff.org.

For more information or if you would like to interview someone from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, contact Jennifer Sharp, The Carter Malone Group, LLC, at 901.278.0881 or jsharp@cmgpr.com.