The position of Special Deputy is a voluntary, non-compensated and non-remunerable affiliation with the Sheriffs Office. The position of Special Deputy is not employment with the Sheriffs Office or Hamilton County and the position offers no health care, retirement or other monetary benefits. The Special Deputy Unit is administered in conjunction with the Hamilton County Special Deputy Sheriffs, Incorporated, an IRS 401(c}(3) nonprofit organization chartered in the State of Ohio by authority of Chapter 1702 of the Ohio Revised Code. Appointment as a Special Deputy requires the individual to be a member of the Hamilton County Special Deputy Sheriffs, Incorporated . Please see the Special Deputy Questionnaire for additional information concerning your duties and obligations as a Special Deputy and as a member of the Hamilton County Special Deputy Sheriffs, Incorporated.
The ideal Special Deputy candidate is either a retired peace officer desiring to perform community service or an individual interested in ultimately obtaining full-time employment as a Deputy Sheriff. It is the Sheriffs Office goal to employ from our diverse community a high quality, motivated individual who is dedicated to work as a member of a team serving and protecting the citizens of Hamilton County. A Deputy Sheriff full-time uniform career begins with employment within the Jail Services (Corrections) Division where you will obtain valuable experiences , knowledge and other skills which will provide the basis for many career advancement opportunities . If this paragraph does not describe you, the position of Special Deputy may not be the right choice for you. If the paragraph does describe you, please read the information provided within the Special Deputy Questionnaire for additional information on the duties, obligations and the requirements to become a Special Deputy.
A Special Deputy serves "at will", which means you or the Sheriff may terminate the Special Deputy commission at any time for any reason that does not contradict current law. It is considered a conflict of interest to be a Special Deputy and directly or indirectly involved in the security field of employment.
SPECIAL DEPUTY MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
High School graduate or GED equivalent
No visible tattoo's while wearing a short sleeve shirt
Must possess a valid ·state issued drivers license
Must not have more than six points on your driving record within the last two years
Must be at least 21 years of age and of good moral character
Must be a US citizen
Must be proficient in speaking , reading and writing the English language
Cannot have a misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude
Cannot have a misdemeanor conviction for drug abuse or possession
Cannot have a misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence
Cannot have a felony conviction
Must not have used illegal drugs (excluding marijuana)
Must have successfully passed the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy
Successfully pass a criminal and personal background investigation
Weight must be in proportion to height in accordance with established standards
(See page 10 of the Special Deputy Questionna ire)
Must pass a physical fitness assessment
(See page 11 of the Special Deputy Questionnaire)
Must pass a written examination
May be subject to a medical examination which is at your expense
Successfully complete a series of oral Interviews
Pass a Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA) test
Successfully pass an interview with Sheriff Neil and Chief Deputy Schoonover
Pass a pre-appointment drug screening test
Applicants must pass each phase of the application process
If you are interested in becoming a Special Deputy, complete the Special Deputy Questionnaire and submit it to the Special Operations Unit located in the Enforcement Division Headquarters, 11021 Hamilton Avenue , Cincinnati, Ohio 45231.