According to the APOST Commission, an applicant must have graduated and received a regular or advanced high school diploma as approved or recognized by the Alabama State Department of Education (see Alabama Administrative Code Rule 290-3-1-02). Correspondence or mail order high school diplomas or certificates are not acceptable.
Cadets are expected to compete with other applicants for the position of Deputy Sheriff Trainee in order to enter a law enforcement training academy no later than the age of 21. If Cadets are not successful in obtaining employment as a Deputy Sheriff Trainee, their employment as a Cadet will be severed. Upon completion of the academy, employees are required to live within a response time of thirty (30) minutes of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
Applicants who are offered employment will be required to undergo a medical examination by a physician designated by the appointing authority and successfully complete a drug test, and thorough background investigation prior to being employed.
WORKING CONDITIONS: During the course of their work, Cadets at times will shadow deputies in the performance of their duties which may expose the candidate to potentially dangerous and adverse conditions and rotating shift work will be required.