So You Want to be A Peace Officer

All persons employed in the State of Georgia as a Peace Officer or Jailer must meet minimum training standards established by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council (POST).

Persons employed as Peace Officers must satisfactorily complete an 11-week minimum standards course taught at one of the regional police academies and the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Ga.

Persons employed as Jailers must satisfactorily complete a two-week course taught at various locations throughout the State of Georgia.

Qualifications for a Sheriff's Detention Officer

  • High School Graduate or possess a GED certificate
  • At least 20 years of age
  • Good moral character (able to complete extensive background investigation)
  • No criminal convictions for a felony or crimes involving moral turpitude.
  • Pass physical examination, including drug testing.
  • Successfully complete an oral review by a panel of Sheriff's Office staff.
  • Possess a valid Georgia Drivers License, at least class C, and a satisfactory Drivers History.

Qualifications for a Sheriff's Deputy are the same as for
Sheriff's Detention Officer with the following additional requirements:

  • A minimum of two (2) years employment as a Sheriff's Detention Officer with the Peach County Sheriff's Office
  • Or
  • Currently P.O.S.T. certified as a Peace Officer in the State of Georgia. Possessing all necessary licenses and certificates at the time of appointment.

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

Pick up at application at the:
Peach County Law Enforcement Center
1007 Spruce Street Extension
Fort Valley, Ga. 31030

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