The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer always looking to add new members to the JCSO Family. The agency offers competitive benefits and many opportunities for you to serve your community.

Court Security Officer

Minimum Requirements

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  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must not have had peace officer status revoked in any state
  • Must not be prohibited from carrying a firearm
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony – misdemeanors are considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Must be U.S. citizen
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have honorable discharge from military, if applicable
  • No use of marijuana in the last 1 year, no use of illegal controlled substances in the last 6 years.
  • Must reside in one of the following counties within 90 days of employment:
    • Kentucky: Jefferson, Bullitt, Hardin, Henry, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble
    • Indiana: Clark, Floyd, Harrison



Certified hires are given up to 10 years credit towards pay and leave accrual.

Certified Experience Hourly Rate Annual Rate Eligible for Benefits
Start $23.24 $49,348.02 Yes
3 Years $25.63 $54,307.14 Yes
5 Years $27.22 $57,627.06 Yes
10 Years $29.38 $62,110.98 Yes

$1,000 uniform allowance included in salary. This position is classified as Non-Hazardous for retirement purposes.

Selection Process

  • Criminal History Check
  • Written Psychological Assessment
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Background Investigation (Criminal history check, credit check, employment history, references)
  • Sheriff Staff Interview
  • Medical Examination / Drug Screening
  • Fingerprinting

Academy Information

  • Upon hire, recruits begin working in the courts performing on-the-job training while waiting for a spot in the academy.
  • Recruits are sent to the DOCJT Court Security Officer Basic Training Academy located in Richmond, Kentucky.
  • The academy is a live-in academy where room and board are provided. Recruits may go home on weekends and holidays.
  • Certified Court Security Officer Academy Training lasts 2 weeks. JCSO also provides supplemental training.