What law enforcement positions are available with the Saline County Sheriff's Office?

The entry-level positions are Patrol Officer, Corrections Officer, and Juvenile Corrections Officer.

What are the qualifications for the entry-level positions?

The positions require a high school diploma or the equivalent, minimum age of 21, no felony convictions and a valid drivers license.

What additional qualifications are desirable?

A steady employment history is desirable. Of course, for college students this may consist of part-time and/or summer jobs. Formal training in criminal justice administration or experience as a Reserve Officer is beneficial.

How can I apply for a position with Saline County?

Applications are only accepted when there is an opening. Notice of vacancy is placed in the Sunday Salina Journal and with the State of Kansas Department of Human Resources Employment and Training Center, 203 North Tenth, Salina, Kansas.  Applications are only accepted on the Saline County Kansas Web Site.  Click on Human Resources under County Departments on the left side of the web page.

What is the selection process?

To ensure that the best candidates are hired for the positions, the selection process is fairly extensive. An applicant may be screened out at any step. The steps are:

    1. Background investigation and records check.
    2. An entry-level police/corrections test.
    3. Board interview.
    4. An interview with the Sheriff.
    5. Additional written testing, including psychological screening.
    6. A physical examination, including a drug screen.

Applicants can be screened out at any step of the selection process.

Who should I contact for additional information?

Marilyn Leamer, Human Resource Director, 300 West Ash, P.O. Box 5040 Salina Kansas, 67401-5040 (785) 309-5812 or e-mail at Marilyn Leamer

Saline County considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status. We will not refuse to hire a disabled application who is qualified to perform the essential requirements of the job with reasonable accommodations.