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Qualifications for Deputy Sheriff:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must have a valid Georgia Drivers License
  • Must be a Certified Peace Officer under regulations of Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.)
  • Must be qualified on the
    existing firearms qualification course
  • Ability to complete an entrance exam (Compass/Asset assessment)

Qualifications for Detention Officer:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Valid Driver’s License in state
    of residency
  • Ability to obtain basic Detention Officer Certification within 6 months
  • Ability to complete an entrance exam (Compass/Asset assessment)

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking only the most qualified candidates regardless of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, or disability. As a full service Sheriff's Office we offer our employees opportunities to work in many different aspects of law enforcement.

The application process begins with a job announcement posting. Please monitor the Newton County Human Resources website to view current announcements. No applications will be accepted unless an announcement has been posted.

When a position has been posted, please download the Sheriff's Office application packet from the link HERE. Follow the instructions in the packet and return the completed packet along with all supporting documentation by the application deadline date to:

Newton County Sheriff’s Office
15151 Alcovy Road
Covington, Georgia 30014


Newton County Human Resources
1113 Usher Street,
Suite 203
Covington, Georgia 30014


Incomplete applications or applications submitted without required documentation will be returned to the applicant providing the opportunity to resubmit a completed application at a later date. A resume may accompany the application; however, consideration for a position is based on the information submitted on this form, along with any supplementary materials specified on the job announcement. Unsolicited resumes, or materials requesting general consideration for any position, will not be considered or retained.

All completed applications will be reviewed and the most highly qualified applicants will be selected for an oral interview. Candidates selected for further processing will undergo a comprehensive background investigation, including completion of a computer voice stress analysis.

Upon completion of the background investigation, selected candidates will be given a conditional offer of employment. After a conditional offer of employment is made candidates must successfully complete a psychological exam, physical exam, which must have favorable results. If chosen, a final offer of employment will be offered by HR.

NOTE:  Applications and all materials (resumes, letters of reference, etc.) submitted with application will not be returned and will become the property of Newton County Board of Commissioners. Currently, we do not accept applications via email or fax. You must either mail or hand deliver application to our office.

RECRUITMENT:  Once a year the NCSO hosts an Annual Career Fair at the NCSO. We also make efforts to recruitment by attending job fairs at local colleges, universities and other career fair motivated functions throughout the year.


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