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Russell County Sheriff's Department

Are you looking for a rewarding career serving and protecting the people of your community? Are you a Retired Law Officer and ready to get back into this field?

The Russell County Sheriff’s Department is seeking persons dedicated to this type of public service.

As a member if the Russell County, KY Sheriff’s Department family, you can expect:

  • Competitive Annual Salary in an area where the cost of living is 11% lower than the national average
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Benefit Package
  • Job Security
  • Opportunities to advance

What are we looking for:

  • 21 years of age +
  • Possess US citizenship
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Pass a background check
  • Pass a criminal background check & fingerprinted
  • Pass an oral interview, polygraph exam, medical exam, physical fitness test, and drug screening
  • Have been honorably discharged from military service (if applicable )
  • Dedication to the community and law enforcement family
  • Law Enforcement Experience Preferred but not required
  • Veteran Preferred but not required
  • Excellent skills in documentation and reporting
  • Excellent communication & listening skills
  • The ability to transition within these positions:
    • Road Patrol
    • Water Patrol on Lake Cumberland
    • School Resource Officer
    • Court Security Officer
    • No two days are ever the same

Interested Parties can request an application at or call 270-343-2191.