Phone:  (706) 677-2248

160 Windmill Farm Road, Homer, GA 30547 


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

  • Oral Interview with division commander
  • Entry level law enforcement examination (computer-based) 
    • Score of 70% or higher for Detention positions and 76% or higher for Patrol positions
    • Five (5) points will be added for being a Banks County citizen
    • Five (5) points will be added for being a Georgia POST certified Jailer in good standing
    • Ten (10) points will be added for being a Georgia POST certified Peace Officer in good standing
  • ​Peace Officer's Physical Abilities Test (POPAT) - Modified 
    • Patrol & detention officer only
    • See attachment in application for details of the test
  • Background Investigation
  • Voice Stress Analysis
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical Examination
    • To include physical ability test & drug testing
  • Final selection by the Sheriff & official offer of employment

Hiring preference will be given to Banks County residents