Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department

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Starting Salary

Deputy/Jailer I is $34,028 annually.  Georgia Post Certified Law Enforcement Deputy II $38,770 annually.  There is a 3% Education Incentive for an Associate’s Degree or a 6% Educational Incentive for a Bachelors Degree for both positions.

Requirements for Employment with the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office

Applicant must have a High School diploma or GED equivalency.  Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record.  Must be at least 20 years of age at the time the application is submitted.  Applicant must be a United States citizen.    Applicant must be willing and able to perform rotating shift work.  Applicant must successfully pass the pre-employment process, which includes a comprehensive background investigation and an interview prior to receiving  a conditional job offer.  To receive a final job offer the applicant must  pass a physical exam, drug screen, polygraph and a psychological evaluation.  Each segment of the application process must be followed and completed in accordance with the guidelines and time restraints applied during the process.  If your information is not fully complete and on time you will be removed from the hiring process.  The law enforcement profession demands thoroughness and work completed in a timely manner and this begins in the application process.  If you feel you meet or exceed these requirements please click here and complete an application and begin one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.


Applicant must attend and successfully complete the Basic Jail Officer’s Training course within six months of employment date to remain employed with the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office.  The applicant will need to pass the basic mandate training required by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council to be a certified law enforcement officer.  Law Enforcement is a continuing education career and the applicant will be required to attain job related certifications and maintain those certifications during their career.  There is also twenty hours a year of mandatory training.