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Tactical Vest

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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

Work Schedule:

  • A standard 40-hour workweek with additional hours as required.
  • 8-hour shifts available in three rotations: 6 am – 2 pm, 2 pm – 10 pm, and 10 pm – 6 am.
  • Shift differentials of 6% and 10%.
  • Annual hazard pay bonus of $1500.
  • Uniforms provided.

Key Tasks:

  • Oversee inmate activities and facility inspections
  • Manage bookings, including documentation and photography
  • Interact with other agencies and the public on inmate matters
  • Attend training and seminars for ongoing professional development

Benefits & Wages

  • Civilian Confinement Officer: $23.86$33.56
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage is available from the first day of employment
  • Longevity pay increases at 6 months, 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, and 20 years
  • Retirement plan with up to 5% matching
  • Generous paid time off and holidays
  • Gym membership and wellness reimbursements are available through the insurance plan


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

Our Hiring Process

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Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). Accordingly, we promote equal opportunity in the areas of recruitment, employment, training, development, transfer, and promotion. Our employment practices are without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, disability or medical condition, national origin, veteran status, and all other categories protected by federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws. The County of Allen maintains the position of EEO Officer to facilitate Equal Employment Opportunity. Questions concerning Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity should be directed to the Human Resources Department.