Forsyth County Sheriff's Office - Employment Opportunities

We Are Looking For The Best

Do you have what it takes? Join our large, diverse team at the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the third largest full service SO in Georgia. Enjoy great benefits and camaraderie, while getting to work within a fantastic, growing community that strongly supports its first responders.

Why Forsyth

Forsyth County is the fastest growing area in Georgia. It offers top rated schools throughout the county and has the best public-school system in the state. Just a short drive north of Atlanta, with convenient access to the North Georgia Mountains, Lake Lanier, Chattahoochee River and numerous parks, Forsyth County offers endless opportunities for recreation. Why Forsyth? You will find a valuable balance between work, family and play, for a great quality of life, in Forsyth County.


The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has opportunities available within these areas:

  • Uniform Patrol
  • School Resource
  • SWAT
  • Detention
  • Court Services
  • Investigation
  • Other Specialized Units


Competitive Salary

  • Starting Pay: Deputy I - $40,474
  • Starting Pay: Georgia Mandated Deputy II - $41,821
  • Starting Pay: Deputy First Class/School Resource- $43,168

Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision Plans
Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, & Holidays
401K Provided & Matched Based on Tenure
Uniforms & Equipment Provided
Take Home Vehicle Program
Tuition Reimbursement
POAB Dues Paid

Basic Qualifications

High School Diploma or G.E.D.
United States Citizen
18 Years of Age or Older
Valid Driver’s License
No Felony Convictions

Hiring Process

Written Exam
Physical Agility Test
Preliminary Interview
Background Check
Polygraph Test
Psychological Evaluation
Drug Screen
Doctor’s Physical

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*The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity employer.

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