Tuscumbia, Alabama

Requirements to become a Colbert County Sheriff’s Deputy

 An applicant to be eligible for appointment must:

  1. Be not less than twenty-one years of age.
  2. Be certified by a Licensed Physician, designated by the Sheriff, as in good health and physically fit for the performance of the duties of a Law Enforcement Officer
  3. Have graduated and received a regular or advanced High School Diploma or its equivalent. A certificate of High School Equivalency (GED) is acceptable.
  4. Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Alabama
  5. Have a current active Alabama driver’s license.
  6. Be free from physical, emotional, or mental condition, which might adversely affect the performance of duties, determined by a physician’s examination.
  7. Be of good moral character and reputation.
  8. Have no criminal record at all, except for minor traffic violations.
  9. Not, by reason of conscience or belief, be opposed to the use of force when appropriate or necessary to fulfill the required duties.
  10. Pass a civil service examination and be certified by that particular county’s Civil Service Commission, where in effect.
  11. Meet all Alabama Peace Officers Standard and Training Requirements.
  12. Pass a rigid background investigation (not only the applicant, but also the immediate family including parents, grandparents, and siblings).



  • Go by the Alabama State Employment Services Office at 500 South Montgomery Avenue in Sheffield, Alabama and pick up a Referral Form to bring to the Colbert County Sheriff's Office at 201 N. Main Street, Tuscumbia, Alabama
  • Pick up an Employment Application from the Sheriff's Office or complete the one linked below. 
  • Fill out the application and return it to the Sheriff's Office.  You may be interviewed at the time of returning your application or asked to return at a set time.

Application for Employment