The Personnel Section of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is responsible for the agency's recruitment and selection process. The minimum criteria for employment consideration with the Sheriff's Office, as well as descriptions of each entry-level classification can be found here.

The Selection Process

The entire selection process may take from one to several months depending on operational need. Our selection process includes the ability to pass:

  • A written entry-level examination
  • A physical fitness performance test (deputy sheriff and corrections officers only)
  • A firearms re-qualification course (sworn positions only)
  • A keyboarding test
  • A background investigation including a pre-employment polygraph examination and drug screen Click here for information about Disqualifying Criteria
  • An oral interview process
  • A psychological examination
  • A pre-employment physical examination


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