Sheriff Patrol Officer

Memphis, TN
Shelby County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $22.69 – Hourly.

Closing Date: December 27, 2024.

Position Summary:

Works under general direction to perform necessary tasks to satisfy requirements legislated under the powers and duties of the Sheriff found in Tennessee Code Annotated, Chapters 8-8-201 and 8-8-213.

Essential Functions:

1. Executes and returns process orders of the courts of record.

2. Aids and attends the courts as assigned.

3. Takes charge of custody of prisoners in the County Jail.

4. Serves, executes, and processes legally issued writs.

5. Makes initial investigations in response to dispatched calls for service.

6. Reviews and polices high accident locations and gives citations to violators.

7. Performs other duties as assigned to fulfill the requirements placed upon the office of the Sheriff Department.

8. Performs other related duties as required or directed.


  • High school diploma or possess a GED; AND
  • Must be minimum age of 21 at the time of application.
  • Must be of high moral character.
  • Discharged under honorable conditions from Armed Forces, if applicable [TN POST Rule 1110-2-.03(1)(f)].
  • Will be screened for misdemeanor/felony record. (Must not have been convicted of, plead guilty to, or entered a plea of no contest to any felony charge or to any violation of federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor, or controlled substances).
  • Attend and successfully complete a State of Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) approved basic police training academy.
  • Must be willing to work various shifts, holidays, and weekends.
  • After receiving a contingent offer of employment, must be able to pass a psychological and medical evaluation, and be subject to testing for substance abuse.
  • Must possess a valid Tennessee driver license or secure one by date of employment.
  • Must have daily access to an operable automobile and meet County requirements for automobile insurance upon date of employment.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent legal resident of the United States who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces pursuant to §38-8-105(d).
  • Must pass a physical agility test upon satisfying initial minimum qualifications.