The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office is currently looking to add some new deputies to the force and we've got details on how you can apply.

David Lentz

Now before you go getting too excited, there are some pretty stringent criteria that you'll have to meet including a physical assessment that has to take place and that bad boy is a Pass/Fail situation. Some other criteria according the the application:

  • Be at least 21 years of age on or before October 31, 2017.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license or be able to obtain an Indiana driver’s license prior to employment.

  • No felony convictions. • High school diploma or GED • At least 60 college credit hours, OR at least two (2) years of full time work experience (the work does not have to be in law enforcement), OR military experience.

  • No convictions* for hate crimes. • No convictions* for domestic violence. • No dishonorable discharges from any branch of military service.

  • No visible tattoos/body art while wearing any of the required uniforms of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, including a short sleeve shirt, which is required during the warm weather, seasonal uniform period. You may not wear long sleeves or other coverings in lieu of short sleeves. NO EXCEPTIONS!

  • No more than five (5) traffic violations in the past five (5) years (does not include parking tickets).

  • No illegal/unlawful use of drugs within the past two (2) years

And that's only the beginning! If you meet all of the other qualifications you still have to pass the physical exam which includes:

1. Vertical Jump. This measures leg power, and it consists of measuring how high a person jumps.
Standard-16 inches.
2. One Minute Sit-Ups. This measures abdominal, or trunk, muscular endurance. While lying on
his/her back, the applicant will be given one (1) minute to do as many bent leg sit-ups as possible
Standard—29 sit-ups.
3. 300 Meter Run. This measures anaerobic power, or the ability to make an intense burst of effort for
a short time period or distance. This component consists of sprinting 300 meters as fast as possible.
Standard-71 seconds.
4. Maximum Push-Ups. This measures the muscular endurance of the upper body. This component
consists of doing as many push-ups as possible until muscular failure. (No time limit, but resting is
permitted only in the up position and the back must remain straight during resting. When the
applicant elects to stop or cannot continue, the total number of correct push-ups is recorded as the
score). Standard-25 push-ups.
5. 1.5 Mile Run. This measures aerobic power or cardiovascular endurance (stamina over time). To
complete this component, the applicant must  as fast as possible, a distance of 1.5 miles. Standard-16 minutes and 28 seconds

If you still think you've got what it takes, head over the the PRELIMINARY APPLICATION and get started. They are accepting applications through Friday, July 21st, 2017. You can also get more details by visiting the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Website.