Deputy Sheriff

Atlanta, GA
Fulton County Sheriff

Enforces all local and state codes, ordinances, laws and regulations, both traffic and criminal, in order to protect life and property, to promote security, and to maintain law and order.

$45,666.00 – $68,500.00 Annually


  • Serves felony and misdemeanor warrants and civil papers: arrests individuals named in warrants; conducts investigations to determine location/locate individuals named in criminal and civil papers; performs extradition of alleged criminals from other jurisdictions to satisfy open warrants; executes lunacy or juvenile pickup orders; transports prisoners to County jail, medical facilities, mental institutions, or juvenile detention center.
  • Provides courtroom security: maintains a security presence in the courtroom to ensure safety of court personnel, to identify/prevent disturbances of court proceedings, and to identify/prevent potential violence or use of weapons; assists with courtroom proceedings and documentation process as required.
  • Conducts security checks of courthouse offices, judges' chambers, parking lots, or other areas of courthouse; performs electronic and visual security screening of jurors, spectators, or other individuals; assists detention officers with security/management of inmates in court; secures and detains new prisoners.
  • Processes incoming and outgoing inmates: takes accurate and classifiable fingerprints, photographs, and personal history; collects, inventories, and stores inmate personal clothing, jewelry, and money; documents receipt/return of personal items and money upon release.
  • Transports inmates to/from assigned locations such as courts, jails, detention center, correctional institutions, prisons, medical facilities, regional youth detention centers, or elsewhere as directed: provides safety and security during transport.
  • Enforces jail rules, regulations and procedures: maintains a secure and peaceful environment in the facility; monitors and directs inmate activities inside the facility on a continual basis; takes headcount of inmates as required; reports unusual observations to superiors; directs work of inmate trustees; conducts periodic security inspections and searches of inmates' person and living quarters for unauthorized items including weapons, drugs, and smoking paraphernalia.
  • Escorts inmates from one area of the jail to another; receives/releases inmates transferred to/from the facility and processes all related documentation; ensures the health, safety and welfare of inmates; restrains violent/unruly arrestees and prisoners.
  • Coordinates, monitors, or performs various functions associated with ensuring the health, safety and welfare of inmates, which may include serving of meals, provision of clothing/bedding, provision of medical aid/supplies, coordination of visitation and telephone communications, or distribution of mail.
  • Mediates disputes between inmates and/or staff members; may employ weapons or force to maintain discipline and order among prisoners; counsels and/or disciplines inmates as required.
  • Patrols designated areas to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations; conducts surveillance and investigations into illegal activities; prevents/discovers commission of crime; apprehends, arrests, and processes criminals, fugitives and offenders; writes citations.


Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and must be 21 years of age.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must obtain and maintain Peace Officer Standards and Training certification.
Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions
and learn, comprehend, and apply all county or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function
effectively in the position.

*All applicants must agree to and successfully pass a background investigation, drug screening and polygraph to be considered for employment with the Fulton County Sheriff's Office.*
Must successfully pass the minimum Physical Fitness/Agility standards and testing for running, sit-ups, and push-ups administered by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office. If requested, must submit to a psychological profile test. Must possess a valid Georgia Driver's License at the time of appointment. Must be at least twenty one (21) years of age. Must conform to the following qualifications as required by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Act: Be a citizen of the United States; Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent (G.E.D.);