Law Enforcement Application Process

How and when we hire at the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office

 The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office hires from a list of applicants it generates as the need arises. To become part of that potential list you must do the following: 

 1. Fill out the application completely and attach the following copies:
a. A copy of your birth certificate
b. A copy of your high school diploma or the GED document.
c. A copy of your driver’s license.
d. A copy of your social security card. return the application and all required documents to the address above within the allotted time frame. 

2. If you pass the physical agility test later that same day you will be given a required written Test of Adult Basic Education. You must pass the TABE test with a minimum score of 70. At that time you will be put on our “Available to Hire” list. You may remain on the list for 1 year if not hired before that time. All applications and documents will be shredded at the end of the year. You can however, reapply beginning in January of the next year. 

3. Should you be offered employment you must be able to meet the following standards before you can actually be hired:
a. Must be 21 years of age.
b. You must not have been convicted of a felony.
c. Receive a favorable criminal background check.
d. You will be required to pass a medical exam with drug screening.
e. Receive a favorable credit history check.
f. You will be required to pass a polygraph.
g. You will be given and must pass a psychological screening
h. You must live or be willing to move to Hardin County before you will be hired.