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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Employment Opportunities



Thank you for your interest in employment with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO).  We are always accepting applications from CERTIFIED Officers or otherwise potential applicants.  Preference can be given to those applicants who are Arkansas certified law enforcement officers in good standing with Arkansas’ Commission on Law Enforcement Training and Standards (CLEST).  Please review other employment opportunities with our juvenile and adult detention facilities.  

Hiring qualified candidates can only be accomplished if qualified applicants are encouraged to work for the JCSO. The effort to recruit a qualified workforce is the responsibility of every JCSO employee. This agency also calls upon community leaders and interest groups to support our employment effort.

Fill the application out on your computer, print the completed application out, sign it, have it notarized and then turn it in to Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. at our main office located within the Jefferson County Circuit Courthouse at 101 E. Barraque Street, Suite 112 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

As required by the (CLEST) and this agency, some of the requirements for becoming a Deputy Sheriff with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are:

  • Applicants      must be a citizen of the United States
  • Applicants      must reside in Jefferson County
  • Applicants      must be free of felony convictions
  • Applicants      must be 21 years of age
  • Applicants      must have completed High School or possess a GED
  • Applicants      must possess a valid Arkansas Driver's License
  • Applicants      must pass an extensive background investigation
  • Applicants      must pass a psychological exam
  • Applicants      must pass a physical exam

Information on other requirements click the link HERE.  Academy training requirements can be found by clicking the following link: www.clest.org

 If you are interested in becoming a member of personnel here at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, please click HERE to download our application for employment.

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