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Join Our Team


At the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, we believe in investing in our employees and providing growth opportunities within the department.

Your first step is to apply as an Allen County confinement officer. Hiring is done internally, giving individuals the opportunity to continue growing while adding more “tools to their toolbox” with experience.

Advancement Opportunities

  • SWAT
  • K-9 Officer
  • Bike Patrol
  • Drone Pilot
  • School Resource Officer
  • Patrol Officer
  • Hostage Negotiator
  • Warrants Officer

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license for transporting inmates
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Ability to successfully complete Defensive Tactics training
  • Ability to successfully complete the ILEA Jailers Academy within one year of the hire date
  • Ability to successfully complete the Allen County Jail First Time Officer training program
  • Computer skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office and other job-related software
  • Ability to write reports
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as individually when needed
  • Ability to adjust to stressful and unpredictable situations
  • Time management skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use handcuffs, radio, phones, computer, copier, operate department vehicle, and other job-related equipment
  • Ability to physically restrain unruly and violent inmates

Benefits & Wages

  • Confinement starting base pay approximately $22.00 with advancement opportunity to police officer at $28.24
  • Paid vacation, personal days, holidays, and sick leave
  • Competitive health insurance benefits after 90 Days, with options including:
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Supplemental insurance
  • Retirement benefits matched by up to 5%
  • Employee health clinic

Our Hiring Process

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