The Ohio County Sheriff's Office hires Deputies from an eligibility list. This list is generated by a Civil Service test, given by the Ohio County Deputy Sheriff's Civil Service Commission.


CLICK HERE to apply for the March 2023 Civil Service Test



  • Vision – uncorrected or corrected visual acuity of 20/30 in both eyes combined
  • No colorblindness
  • Hearing - No deficiency allowed
  • Age 18-45 years - at least 18 on the day of the examination
  • License - Valid driver’s license required
  • High School Diploma or equivalency


POLICY CHANGE - Effective February 19, 2023, Ohio County Deputy Sheriffs must reside within 25-air miles from the center of Ohio County. This includes residents of Ohio and Pennsylvania. Detailed info is available by emailing [email protected]


The Commission may refuse to examine an applicant, or after examination, to certify as eligible, one who is addicted to the habitual use of intoxicating liquors or drugs, or who has been convicted of a felony or who has been guilty of infamous or notorious disgraced conduct; or who has been dismissed from public service for delinquency or misconduct or who has made a false statement or any material fact or practiced or attempted to practice any deception of fraud in his or her application, in any such examination or in securing his or her eligibility, or who refuses to comply with the rules and regulations of the Commission.


A passing score shall be established by the Commission, and the Commission will post the eligibility list containing the names and grades of those who have passed the competitive examination. The names will be listed according to the highest numerical test scores. All tied scores will be decided by a blind drawing conducted by the Commission.


All persons qualifying for the eligibility list must subsequently undergo and pass a medical examination, physical agility test, psychological evaluation, and a polygraph examination in order to qualify for certification or appointment as Deputy Sheriff.


Christopher Turak, President

Melissa Barr

Matthew Moore

Civil Service Commission