Updated: January 12, 2021

Now Accepting Applications

 Please click here to learn about our hiring process, disqualifiers, and other information.

Deputy Sheriff (Patrol Division)


Under direction: Drives patrol car to police assigned county areas and to aid in preventing crime, enforce laws, and respond to calls; observes area to detect suspicious activity; assists citizens, checks businesses and homes, responds to alarms, answers complaints, makes arrests, transports prisoners, administers first aid, etc.; operates police radio and communication equipment to transmit or receive information concerning suspects, motor vehicles, victims, incidents, arrests, complaints, etc.; conducts investigations; prepares and maintains a variety of reports and records; appears in court and testifies as necessary; operates and maintains firearms and other law enforcement equipment.  Enforces traffic laws; responds to and investigates traffic accidents; checks on suspicious vehicles; calls tow to impound vehicles; provides traffic control as necessary; performs escort duties.  Serves civil and criminal papers and court orders; prepares accurate, concise, and detailed reports and records relating to service process.  Assists other units and works with other departments requiring assistance to incidents and/or emergency situations as requested.  Performs miscellaneous law enforcement support duties; follows up on reports and cases; answers inquiries from public; maintains security of county facilities; maintains and services vehicles and equipment; maintains activities log; assists motorists and unlocks vehicles, etc.; may assume responsibility of officer in charge of scene.  Attends department meetings, training sessions, and certification programs/courses as required.  Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.  Maintains required licenses and/or certifications, including firearms proficiency and driver’s license.  Performs other related duties as assigned.  Remains informed of current developments and procedures pertinent to duties.


Completion of secondary education or equivalent; possession of certificate of having successfully completed approved basic peace officer training program per section 109.77(A) of Ohio Revised Code; ability to successfully pass required employment checks such as criminal record, background checks (including polygraph examination), intelligence, physical, mental, and work-related tests; one (1) month’s training and/or experience in public relations or equivalent; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience; must be, or have the ability to become, a commissioned deputy sheriff.


– New employee – One (1) year.  Tenured employee – Six (6) months.


– See contract for steps or contact appointing authority.


– Submit your resume and letter explaining qualifications.


– Dave Evans, Human Resources Administrator


– Currently accepting applications.

Be a U.S. Citizen.

Be at least 21 years of age at the time your application is submitted.

Have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

Have a valid OHIO State Driver’s License

Be able to read, write and speak the English Language.

Be O.P.O.T.A. certified per section 109.77 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Vision: Must have corrected vision to 20/20.

Prior Experience: Preferred but not required.

Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors:

  • Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers – The following occurrences and/or incidents in a candidate’s background may result in disqualification from the selection process (but are not limited to): Felony Conviction
  • Driving Disqualifiers – Poor driving history.
  • Drug Use Disqualifiers – Illegal use of controlled substances and/or conviction for controlled substance violation.
  • Employment Disqualifiers – Poor work history to include abuse of sick leave, disciplinary actions showing disregard for policies and procedures, etc.
  • Financial Disqualifiers – Poor credit history including debts not being regularly paid.
  • Additional Disqualifiers – Other concerns deemed undesirable in a deputy sheriff position given the responsibilities incumbent to this position.

Contact Information: Lt. Christopher Hempstead, Patrol Commander

Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office
600 Island Rd.
Circleville, Ohio 43113

E-mail Christopher H. Hempstead

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