Employment

Salary and Benefits

  • Detention Officer- starting salary $31,646
  • Deputy Sheriff - starting salary $36,210

Medical and Dental

  • Medical Benefits are provided by United Health Care.
  • Dental Benefits are provided by Guardian Dental.

Annual Leave

  • 1st year - 40 hours
  • 2 to 4 years - 80 hours
  • 5 to 9 years - 96 hours
  • 10+ years - 120 hours

Holidays

10 paid holidays per year

Sick Leave

8 hours monthly or 96 hours yearly

Retirement

Vested after 5 years

Overtime Pay

After 86 hours in a biweekly period.

Work Cycle

84 hours every two weeks. Shifts are 5:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.-5:30 a.m.

Fitness Center

Fitness Center is available to the officers 24 hours daily and is geared towards strength training.

Detention Officer

Detention officer duties are to provide safety for inmates and the facility.

In addition, the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office provides the following equipment for Detention Officers:

  • All uniforms provided
  • Extensive training for job proficiency
  • Handcuffs
  • O.C. Spray
  • Portable Radio
  • Taser ECD
  • Total uniform apparel including boots and leather duty gear

Deputy Sheriff

Deputy Sheriff duties include but are not limited to patrolling the county, protecting the public, and enforcing the laws of the State of Georgia through arrest or other appropriate means.

In addition, the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office provides the following equipment for all Deputies:

  • All uniforms provided
  • ASP Baton
  • Bulletproof vest
  • Glock.45 caliber primary weapon
  • Handcuffs
  • Mobile data terminal (MDT)
  • O.C. Spray
  • Portable Radio
  • Shotgun
  • Take home patrol car (after sucessful completion of the FTO program)
  • Taser ECD
  • Total uniform apparel to include boots and leather duty gear
  • Video/audio camera for patrol car
  • Weapon mounted flashlight