Wayne County, IN Sheriff's Office   

UVSU Application

Uniformed Volunteer Services Unit (UVSU) Deputy - Sworn volunteer deputy with workman's compensation benefits for injuries sustained while working or training.

If you have any questions regarding this application please contact us at (765) 973-9393.

Basic Eligibility requirements:
  • I am a United States Citizen.
  • I am at least 21 years old.
  • I have eye sight correctable to 20/50.
  • I possess a valid Indiana driver's license or will be able to obtain one at time of appointment.
  • I have never been convicted of a felony, or a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
  • I have no involvement with illegal drugs and can pass a drug screen.
  • I have a high school diploma or GED.
  • I meet Federal and State eligibility requirements to possess firearms. Note: Anyone convicted of any felony, crime of violence, illegal sale of any drug, misdemeanor of domestic violence, etc. are not eligible to possess firearms.
  • Be able to meet the Wayne County Sheriff's Uniformed Volunteer Services Unit Fitness standards during the agility test phase of the selection process.
  • UVSU Deputies are required to have a minimum of 24 hours a year training (including regular firearms qualifications).
  • No Wayne County Sheriff's Office employee can work for a business who's primary business is to sell or serve alcohol.
  • There are 3 classes of UVSU Officers:
    • Probationary Deputies - newly appointed Deputies who must complete the 40 hour pre-basic course and 120 hours of field training within 1 year of appointment.
    • 2nd Class Deputies - have completed 120 hours of Field Training. Required to work at least 60 hours every 6 months
    • 1st Class Deputies - have completed the full FTO program. Required to work 120 hours every 6 months.
Uniforms are provided by the department. UVSU Deputies need to be prepared to spend up to $800 for a weapon (typically a 9mm Gen 5 Glock 17) and a few uniform accessories, such as boots.

On occasion UVSU Deputies may be asked to take time off from their regular job in order to attend training or perform work details. To determine the selectee's employment suitability, the Sheriff's Office will conduct an evaluation of personal suitability. Convictions, dismissals from employment or dishonorable separations from military service do not automatically disqualify you for employment. To determine employment suitability, the circumstances of each individual case will be evaluated in relationship to the requirements of the position for which you have applied.

Any misstatements or omissions of material facts, as part of your application, are cause for forfeiture of all rights to any employment in the service of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

I have carefully read all the requirements above and checked all the appropriate checkboxes indicating I meet the basic eligibility requirements.

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