Sheriff David Shaffer


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The office of the Knox County Sheriff is an equal opportunity employer.

All current position openings are posted on this page.

Applications for employment are accepted on a continuous basis and can be downloaded here.    

All applications must be accompanied by a current typed resume.

All applications must be signed, witnessed and notarized.

All applications are kept on file for twelve months from the date they are received.

Applications should be returned to:

Knox County Sheriff's Office  

11540 Upper Gilchrist Road

Mount Vernon, OH 43050


We are accepting applications for persons that have an OPOTA certification and are interested in becoming "Special Deputies (auxillary officers)".  



The Knox County Sheriff intends to fill a position of Deputy Sheriff for the Patrol Division.

All persons interested in applying for this position should submit the following to the Sheriff no later than Tuesday October 13, 2015 at 8:00am


  • Completed Knox County Sheriff’s Office application

(Applications are retained on file for twelve months from the date the application is received)


  • Current typed resume


  • Copy of Ohio Basic Peace Officer training certificate