Applicant Processing

Applicant Processing for Detention Officers & P.O.S.T Certified Peace Officers

Application Prerequisites:

  • No Felony Convictions
  • No Family Violence Convictions
  • No Misdemeanor Charges or Convictions in the last five years
  • Cannot Currently be on Probation
  • No Excessive Citations
  • No drug use in the last 2 years
  • Be of good moral character
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must posses a valid Georgia Driver’s License
  • Must posses a high school diploma from a SACS accredited school or a GED
  • Must be able to pass physical fitness requirements:
    • Deputy Sheriff:
      • 1 mile run
      • Push ups
      • Sit ups
    • Detention Officer
      • Completion of a Physical Agility Course (within 00:01:40)
  • Must be able to pass written exam
  • Must be able to pass background check
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical Examination/Drug Screen

Application for Employment

Paulding County Applicant Information

It is RECOMMENDED that you print the form, fill out and return to the Human Resource Department. The application must be notarized.