Henry County
Sheriff's Office
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HCSO Hiring Process (Revised August 8, 2018)

If you're looking for more than just a job, come to Henry County... 

Henry County, Georgia is located only 20 miles Southeast of downtown Atlanta but far enough away from the big city to have small town living, small town costs, dining of all types and a variety of places to play. 
With an average age of 36.5 years, Henry County is a young and vibrant community.  A high quality of life, low cost of living, easy access to downtown Atlanta, historical and cultural amenities, outdoor and recreational opportunities and highly-ranked educational institutions. 
The Henry County Sheriff’s Office may be the right fit for you.  We are a progressive agency with over 330 employees.  Come Work, Learn and Play with us in Henry County.  


Detention Officer Applicants Must (Qualifications):

  • Be at least 19 years of age,
  • Be a United States Citizen,
  • Be a High School Graduate or possess a GED,
  • No convictions for felonies or misdemeanor offenses involving moral turpitude,
  • Must have a valid Georgia Driver's License,
  • Successfully demonstrate the minimal literacy skills required for the position,

The Position as a Detention Officer Offers (Benefits):

  • Annual starting base salary has been increased to: $ 37,748 (with no experience). Georgia certified Detention Officers starting salary may be higher depending on experience.
  • In-rank step increases available based on length of service and upon completion of job related training,
  • Accumulative Vacation and Sick Leave increasing with longevity,
  • Defined Pension Plan plus an optional pre-tax 457 investment program,
  • Holidays:  11 per year,
  • 24 Hour on-site fitness center, free membership to Henry County recreational facilities, wellness programs and access to healthcare health coaches,
  • Uniforms and duty equipment are provided,
  • Georgia Certification as a Detention Officer and quality continuous education,
  • VA approved OJT Training programs for qualified veterans.

Application and Pre-Employment Procedure Includes (Selection):

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