Phone:  (706) 677-2248

160 Windmill Farm Road, Homer, GA 30547 


The Banks County Sheriff’s Office is unceasingly committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and job applicants. To that end, we strive to recruit and encourage the best-qualified candidates who share our commitment to providing responsible, effective, and efficient law enforcement services to the residents of Banks County. We maintain an exceptionally positive working relationship with both the community and the other law enforcement agencies we serve, and we offer a healthy work environment with few disciplinary problems, high morale, and an approach which fosters a deep respect for individual talent.

All applicants must meet the Banks County Sheriff's Office's standards for hiring eligibility.  Hiring requirements include successfully passing all of the following steps:

  • Physical Agility Test (Law Enforcement & Detention Officer Only)
    • 21 Push-Ups within 2 Minutes
    • 30 Sit-Ups within 1 Minute
    • 400 Meter Spring within 90 seconds or less
    • BCSO Obstacle Course under 2 minutes and 30 seconds
  • Written Test (Law Enforcement & Detention Officer Only)
    • Average score of 70% or higher for Detention positions and 76% or higher for Patrol positions
  • Background Interview
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Voice Stress Analysis
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical Examination
    • To include physical ability test & drug testing
  • Final selection by the Sheriff & official offer of employment