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160 N. Park Avenue

Martinsville, IN 46151


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160 N. Park Avenue

Martinsville, IN 46151


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This page is specificly for the position of Jail Officer. 

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division has implemented a new application/testing procedure utilizing the Indiana Sheriff’s Association Testing Program conducted by EMPCO. A wide variety of testing times and locations are available around the state. Interested applicants must register for a test date/time at and specify test results be forwarded to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. The testing site charges a non-refundable fee to administer and process the test. Scores can be sent to multiple correctional institutions throughout the state.

The Indiana Sheriffs' Association will grant a very limited number of scholarships to cover the fee for this test. Requests for a scholarship must be directed to The request must include: your name, the test you are looking to take (Deputy, Police, or Corrections), the state you will be testing in and a brief paragraph stating compelling reasons for your request. Requests must be received at least two weeks prior to the test date you want to sign up for.

Submitting a request for a scholarship does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded to the applicant. Determinations will be made based on availability of funds and the number of requests received. 

The Morgan County Jail is a 24 hrs a day, 7 day a week operation.  All applicants must be able to work any shift and any day of the week, including weekend and holidays.  Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, must have a high school diploma or equivalent, must be able to pass an initial drug screen as well as random drug screens and must be able to pass training tests including a firearms shooting proficiency test.


Medical/Vision/Dental Benefits
Public Employee Retirement
Holiday Pay
Paid Time Off
Uniform Allowance
Starting Pay is 19.13 per hour with a competitive 20 year pay matrix.

Basic Eligibility Requirements:

1. Must be a United States Citizen
2. Must be at least 21 years old
3. Must possess a valid drivers license
4. Must pass a background check
5. Must pass a physical agility test
6. Must pass a written exam
7. Must be a have a high school diploma or GED

8. Must pass a drug screen​

9. Must pass a voice stress test

Position Overview:

Jail Officers for the Morgan County Jail are responsible for maintaining security and order within the jail facility.

Enforces local, state, and federal laws by implementing effective policy to protect the lives and property of the people.

Maintains interior and exterior security of Jail, including monitoring surveillance cameras, operating electronic and digital door controls, monitoring detainee activities, and conducting watch tours/patrols. Maintains accurate accounting of all detainees, conducting periodic cell checks, shakedowns, roll calls, and head counts of detainees in assigned areas. Performs booking procedures of individuals being detained, including photographing, fingerprinting, entering required information in computer, completing required forms and intake reports, receiving and receipting money and personal property, and searching detainees for weapons and contraband. Registers sex offenders as required.


Oversees detainees in allowable activities, such as telephone calls, commissary purchases, counsel, and family visitations. Distributes daily meals and ensures all trays are removed from cellblocks. Ensures personal hygiene of detainees and cleanliness of cell areas, accounting for all personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies, laundry, and equipment issued to detainees.


Provides detainees with prescribed medications according to orders of physician. Follows Department procedures to ensure detainees receive proper medical attention.


Ensures compliance with facility rules and regulations, including recording and reporting inappropriate behavior to appropriate Department personnel and taking necessary action to correct any problems that arise. Properly secures and/or physically restrains violent and uncontrollable detainees as situations demand.

Transports and/or escorts individuals detained by the County to various locations, such as Court, Department of Corrections (DOC), medical facilities and hospitals, dental appointments, recreation, library, AA, and other meetings and activities.

Responds to inquiries from family members, attorneys, and members of general public regarding visitation and status of individual detainees.

Responds to detainee grievances following established chain of command procedures.

Maintains and updates institution logs, incident reports, daily activity reports, booking/release records, and medical records. Submits all reports and summaries of activities according to established Department deadlines.


Receives, sorts, inspects, and logs incoming and outgoing mail and personal items for detainees.

Answers telephone and receives jail visitors, including logging all calls and visitors, providing information and assistance, taking messages or directing calls/visitors to more appropriate individual or department.


Testifies in legal proceedings/court as necessary.


Attends in-service training as required.


Performs related duties as assigned or required.

A career in corrections will provide you with a chance to serve the community and make a difference.