Career Information

Starting Salary

Deputy/Jailer I is $35,049 annually. Georgia Post Certified Law Enforcement Deputy II $39,940 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 GCSO

The Applicant Must:

In addition, the 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.