Requirements to become a McCracken County Sheriff's Deputy are listed below. Previous law enforcement experience is always a plus. It is also required that candidates possess a high degree of integrity, professionalism, and a true desire to be a public servant. A thorough and stringent background investigation will always be a part of any inquiry into someone's suitability and eligibility in becoming a McCracken County Sheriff's Deputy.

Peace Officer Professional Standards and Court Security Officer Standards
• Is a citizen of the United States;
• Is at least 21 years of age;
• Is a high school graduate or has successfully completed a General Education Development (G.E.D.) examination;
• Possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle;
• Has been fingerprinted for a criminal background check;
• Has not been convicted of a felony;
• Is not prohibited by federal or state law from possessing a firearm;
• Has been interviewed;
• Has undergone a background investigation;
• Has taken a polygraph examination;
• Has taken a suitability screener;
• Has passed a drug screening test;
• Discharged under honorable conditions, if having served in the armed services;
• Has received and read the Kentucky law Enforcement Officer's Code of Ethics;

Peace Officer Applicants only must also meet the remaining mandatory standards:
• Has passed a medical examination;
• Has passed a physical ability test;
• Has not had certification as a peace officer revoked in another state.

Applications can be obtained at the Sheriff's Department or can be downloaded by clicking on the images below:

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