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Detention Deputy (Sheriff's Office)

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is a State certified law enforcement agency. The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police State Certification program is a progressive and time-proven way of helping law enforcement agencies calculate and improve their overall performances. The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office was first awarded State Certification in 2001.
The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office continues to be dedicated to providing the Rockdale County citizens professional and progressive service, and remains committed to meeting the stringent standards required to maintain State Certification.
Rockdale County is accepting applications for the position of Detention Deputy in the Sheriff’s Office for current and future openings. This position is responsible for the safety and security of detainees in and visitors to the Rockdale County Jail. Work includes supervision and control of detainees; enforcement of security rules, regulations and procedures; and the provision of services and information to detainees. Applicants must pass the COMPASS test at levels established by Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).
  • Maintains routine operations of the jail and security of the jail, perimeter and exercise yard.
  • Checks jail to verify that all detainees are accounted for; monitor detainee’s locations and activity.
  • Collects inventories and logs inmate property at booking.
  • Screens all visitors during inmate visitation periods and inspects/approves property to be given to inmate.
  • Updates jail docket to show bookings, releases and location of detainees when not in the jail.
  • Completes arrest and booking reports on all prisoners and persons placed on bond.
  • Performs such tasks as fingerprinting and photographing of all arrested suspects prior to incarceration.        
  • Assures safety and health of prisoners.
  • Escorts medical staff to deliver and dispense medications as prescribed by physician.
  • Administers intoxilyzer test to D.U.I. suspects.
  • Supervises inmate workforce in the routine and regular cleaning.
  •  Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws pertaining to inmate sentencing, pretrial conditions, and release.
  • Knowledge of the policies and procedures established by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures covering inmate security, classification, care and discipline.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in routine and emergency situations.
  • Ability to receive and maintain CPR certification, Advanced First Aid certification and any other training as required.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and firmly with inmates and the public.
  • Ability to obtain POST certification as a “Basic Jail Officer”.  
  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Similar training or experience preferred. 
  • Must have a valid State of Georgia driver’s license.
Rockdale County offers competitive salary and benefits package. EOE M/F/D/V. Smoke-free and drug-free workplace.
981 Milstead Ave,     POB 289     Conyers, GA 30012     770-278-7575