The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of Merit Deputy. Applicants with a current ILEA Tier I Basic Academy certification may receive preferential employment consideration. Visit the Clark County Sheriff’s Office website at www.clarkcosheriff.com to access the CCSO application and follow the instructions provided to submit your application. The application deadline for this position is August 25, 2023.
The initial phases of the Merit Deputy Selection Process are described below:
Phase I – Written Examination: Saturday, September 9, 2023 (Time to be Determined)
Phase 2 – Physical Abilities Testing: Saturday, September 23, 2023 (Time to be Determined)
ILEA Entrance Standards
Test: Vertical Jump Standard: 13.5 Inches
Test: One Minute Sit-ups Standard: 24
Test: 300 Meter Run Standard: 82 Seconds
Test: Maximum Push-ups Standard: 21
Test: 1.5 Mile Run Standard: 18 Minutes, 56 Seconds
ILEA Exit Standards
Test: Vertical Jump Standard: 16 Inches
Test: One Minute Sit-ups Standard: 29
Test: 300 Meter Run Standard: 71 Seconds
Test: Maximum Push-ups Standard: 25
Test: 1.5 Mile Run Standard: 16 Minutes, 28 Seconds
Applicants submitting a timely application and meeting the eligibility requirements of the position will receive an invitation email with specific information regarding these phases of the selection process.
Phase 3 – Sheriff’s Merit Board Interviews: Tentatively scheduled for Wednesday September 27, Thursday September 28, and Friday September 29, 2023.
Applicants successfully completing Phases I and II will receive an invitation email with specific information regarding this phase of the selection process.
Inquiries regarding this process should be directed to Assistant Chief Mark Grube at 812-283-4471, ext. 3156.
Composed of a police force of 47 officers, those hired will be afforded the opportunity to serve and protect those living in and traveling through Clark County.
On average, our officers respond to over 47,227 calls for service each year, which includes responding to vehicle crashes and initiating criminal investigations. Those applying for the position of patrol officer should understand their duty to protect citizens from dangerous crimes in progress, which have the potential to cause injury or death to the officer. Many of the calls require a response to minor offenses such as infractions, misdemeanors, and serious crimes such as felonies.
Complete the application online.
All applicants must pass a physical ability test that measures the applicant's ability to navigate situations they could encounter on the job.
Applicants must receive an acceptable score on a standard written examination, which includes math, grammar, spelling comprehension, and sentence structure.
The Clark County Sheriff's Office expects the highest standards of performance, ethical conduct, and truthfulness of all officers — on and off duty. All applicants will be interviewed to ensure their values align with those of the Office.
To uphold the integrity of the Office, all applicants must undergo an extensive pre-employment character background and criminal history check, as well as polygraph and drug tests.
Welcome to the team! Applicants who have been extended a job offer will take an Oath of Office to affirm their commitment to faithfully and impartially carrying out the duties of the Clark County Sheriff's Office.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office values the work of police officers and aims to demonstrate that through competitive pay.
Effective January 1, 2023, the starting rate for police officers is $24.49 per hour.
Additionally, applicants with experience as a certified police officer at another federal, state, or local agency may be credited with one year for each year of experience.
The increase shown from year to year is guaranteed for each year of service. Officers are eligible for additional increases based on level of education, job performance evaluations, specialties and available certifications achieved.
The Clark County Sheriff's Office is looking to add quality individuals to our team. Merit Deputy are individuals who have a desire to provide a safe and secure environment. While the work has routine, each day offers something new. Individuals looking for a career change can earn while they learn on the job.
The Clark County Sheriff's Office offers full medical and dental insurance to employees.
Clark County Government employees are eligible to receive free concierge, primary care medical services at BluMine Health Care Centers. Our experienced Nurse Practitioners provide you, your spouse and your eligible dependents (ages 2-26 and if still considered a dependent), comprehensive, front-line primary care with no copays and no deductibles. Services include annual physicals and screenings, sick visits, basic lab work, chronic condition management, weight management and more.
Must be enrolled in county health insurance plan.
Are you looking for a job that is exciting and makes a difference? You have found the right place. Join the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and start your career today.