Detention Officer Entrance Exam Announcement

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The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office will be administering a Detention Officer’s Entrance Exam at 9:00am on Thursday April 17, 2014 at the Public Safety Center located at 3520 Settingdown Road, Cumming, GA, 30040.

The deadline to register for the exam is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014.

All persons interested in becoming a Detention Officer must take the Entrance Exam unless you are exempt (see **EXEMPTIONS below).  You cannot submit an application before the Exam.

** EXEMPTIONS: The written examination portion of the hiring process will be waived if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • Honorable Discharge from the United States Military
  • Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer
  • Certification as a Jailer / Corrections Officer

You may take the exam twice in one year.  However, if you fail the exam twice within a twelve month period, you must wait one year before taking the exam again.

You MUST meet the following Minimum Employment Criteria:

  • 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or State issued GED
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • No adverse driving record
  • NO DUIs (driving under the influence) within the past seven (7) years
  • If you are prior military, you must have an Honorable Discharge
  • US Citizen
  • NO felony convictions
  • NO family violence convictions
  • NO usage of “hard” drugs such as cocaine, LSD, crank, ecstasy, angel dust, etc., within the past five (5) years
  • NO illegal drug usage, including marijuana, within the last twelve (12) months

In order to be admitted into the exam, you must bring a COMPLETE  application and ALL supporting documentation with you.  PLEASE NOTE: Incomplete applications will be returned to you resulting in a delay of your application process.  To download the application, please click here

To register for the exam, please call:

  •   Rebecca Canals at 678)455-8514
  •   Denise Anglin at 678)513-5842
  •   Beth Connors at 770-781-2164 or
  •   Karleen Chalker at 770)781-3052

Starting salary is $34,677.99.  Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance. Uniforms are provided.


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