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Cabell County Sheriff's Office FAQ

Tell us a little bit about why you here today? Why is it so hard to get candidates for Law Enforcement careers?
Law Enforcement is a calling, it's not for everybody. You've got to want to serve.

Can you tell us a little about the hiring process, testing process and requirements to become a Deputy Sheriff?
The Cabell County Sheriff's Department will begin testing for new recruits on January 4th at the Marshall University indoor practice facility. Testing includes a 1.5 mile run, push ups and sit ups. After the physical testing is completed, we then do a written, general aptitude test. Nothing extensive. A little bit of math and reading. We have two vacancies we need to fill immediately. We would love to have male or female. The requirements are 18 to 45.

What kind of salary, Benefit package do you offer?
We have a great benefit package, which includes, vision, dental, healthcare. A deputies salary starts out at $37,000. Upon graduation and completion of training, we go up to $39,000.

Can you describe the job duties that Deputy Sheriff have?
Our Deputy Sheriff's Office have a SWAT Team, Drug Enforcement Unit, a Detective Unit, a command Center.

Who is the ideal person for this kind of employment?
Males and females 18 to 45 who can pass a physical test, which includes a 1.5 mile run, push ups and sit ups, a general aptitude written test, a background check. The standards for testing can be found on our website, or at the Cabell County Courthouse.