Wayne County, IN Sheriff's Office

BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS


  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  • Must have eyesight correctable to 20/50.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Indiana driver’s license at time of appointment.
  • Must be a resident of Wayne County within 90 days of appointment
  • Must never have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
  • Must have no involvement with illegal drugs & pass a drug screen.
  • Must be able to meet the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy basic physical exit standards during the agility test phase of the selection process.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have one of the following:













THE APPLICATION PROCESS INCLUDES

  • Registration and written test through EMPCO
  • Online Application
  • Agility test
  • Written test
  • Oral interview
  • Background investigation
  • Polygraph examination
  • Psychological examination
  • Physical exam


WRITTEN TEST

The timed written multiple choice test is a position-specific test conducted by  EMPCO at various testing sites throughout Indiana.  

INTERVIEW

The interview is a structured oral interview with procedures that evaluate the interpersonal and reasoning skills of applicants using standardized methods, developed and directed by an Indianapolis based management consulting firm.

The interview will be conducted at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office using officers of various ranks as members of the interview team.


​When you click "Apply Now" below, you will be redirected to EMPCO, an employment testing site.  Once you have registered at EMPCO and successfully completed the test, you will be contacted by us to continue the process.

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  • Completed at least 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of credit from an accredited college or university and have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • At least three years previous full-time paid, successful (sworn) law enforcement experience having graduated from a state accredited police academy (entry level law enforcement basic training curriculum) in which the essential job functions were performed at a satisfactory or above level, as witnessed by the employer or documented by employee evaluations.
  • At least three years previous full time paid, successful corrections/jail experience in which the essential job functions were performed at a satisfactory or above level, as witnessed by the employer or documented by employee evaluations.
  • At least two years of active military duty with an honorable discharge or currently serving at a minimum rank of E-4 (or its equivalent) in the US Military service.

Merit Officer (Patrolman) application Process