Requirements to become a Colbert County Sheriff’s Deputy
An applicant to be eligible for appointment must:
- Be not less than twenty-one years of age.
- 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
- Have graduated and received a regular or advanced High School Diploma or its equivalent. A certificate of High School Equivalency (GED) is acceptable.
- Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Alabama
- Have a current active Alabama driver’s license.
- Be free from physical, emotional, or mental condition, which might adversely affect the performance of duties, determined by a physician’s examination.
- Be of good moral character and reputation.
- Have no criminal record at all, except for minor traffic violations.
- Not, by reason of conscience or belief, be opposed to the use of force when appropriate or necessary to fulfill the required duties.
- Pass a civil service examination and be certified by that particular county’s Civil Service Commission, where in effect.
- Meet all Alabama Peace Officers Standard and Training Requirements.
- Pass a rigid background investigation (not only the applicant, but also the immediate family including parents, grandparents, and siblings).
PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING FOR ALL TYPES OF EMPLOYMENT
- 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