Employment

The Ford County Sheriff's Office has a long history of employing those who seek to serve the community with integrity, respect, and dedication.


If you are interested in being apart of our office and team; please see this page that includes all the available positions of employment. Please contact the Sheriff's Office for inquiries about the position(s) posted for more information.

To receive a permanent appointment as an employee with the Ford County Sheriff's Office, you must at the time of employment, meet the following criteria in order to qualify for employment:

  • You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to apply for all positions, except for commissioned positions, such as Deputy Sheriffs or Investigator.
  • You must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age to apply for all commissioned positions and a US Citizen.
  • You must. according to KCJIS policy, be a United States Citizen or Non- US citizen who must be LEGALLY able to perform work in or for the United States. (Non-Commissioned Positions)
  • You must have no felony conviction(s), including any felony conviction(s) that have been expunged, or any high misdemeanor conviction(s).
  • You must have no felony behavior involving use, production, transportation, or sale of illegal drugs or narcotics.
  • If you have been in the military, your discharge must have been under honorable conditions.
  • You must have a high school diploma or its equivalence.
  • You must currently have, or be able to obtain a valid Kansas Drivers License.
  • You must be able to qualify for vehicle insurance in the use of motor vehicles.
  • You will be required to meet certain job related sight and hearing standards required to meet essential job functions.
  • You must complete all portions of this application, incomplete applications will disqualify you from further consideration for the position you are applying for.

As a condition of employment for certain positions, you may be required to pass the following: ·

  • Physical agility test
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Examination
  • Lie Detection Examination
  • Drug Screen
  • Medical Examination

If you have met the aforementioned qualifications, understand the requirements for obtaining employment, and wish to continue, please accurately complete the following Application.


The Ford County Sheriffs Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, religion or any other legally protected status. Should you require assistance, please call (620) 227-4590.