The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Each applicant and employee will be limited by his/her own abilities and qualifications, and the department will endeavor to select, hire, and maintain in its employ only the best-qualified persons available for any particular position.
The hiring process for Merit Deputies includes the following:
After these examinations, the sheriff and the board shall jointly prepare a list naming only those applicants who, in the opinion of both the sheriff and the board, best meet the prescribed standards and prerequisites. The sheriff appoints county police officers but only from among the persons whose names appear on this list. All county police officers appointed to the department under this chapter are on probation for a period of one (1) year from the date of appointment (IC 36-8-10-10(b)).
Sec. 10.4. (a) Subject to subsection (c), the board shall give a preference for employment according to the following priority:
(1) A war veteran who has been honorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
(2) A person whose mother or father was a:
(A) firefighter of a unit;
(B) municipal police officer; or
(C) county police officer;
who died in the line of duty (as defined in IC 5-10-10-2).
(b) Subject to subsection (c), the board may give a preference for employment to any of the following:
(1) A member of another department laid off under section 11.1 of this chapter.
(2) A police officer laid off by a city under IC 36-8-4-11.
(c) A person described in subsection (a) or (b) may not receive a preference for employment unless the person:
(1) applies; and
(2) meets all employment requirements prescribed:
(A) by law, including physical and age requirements; and
(B) by the department.