To be eli­gi­ble for pro­mo­tion to a high­er posi­tion, a candidate:

(A) Must have served suc­cess­ful­ly as a Deputy Sher­iff for a peri­od of not less than one (1) year.

(B) At the time of exam­i­na­tion for pro­mo­tion, must not be in any of the fol­low­ing categories:

  1. under sus­pen­sion;
  2. on leave of absence, except for mil­i­tary ser­vice; or
  3. on inac­tive duty due to disability.

(C) Must pos­sess above aver­age per­for­mance eval­u­a­tions for the pre­vi­ous year.

(D) Must be found to be in accept­able phys­i­cal con­di­tion after a thor­ough med­ical exam­i­na­tion, which exam­i­na­tion shall be paid for by the County.

After meet­ing these min­i­mal stan­dards, the candidate:

  1. Must file a for­mal appli­ca­tion with the Commission;
  2. Take and suc­cess­ful­ly pass any writ­ten, oral, or phys­i­cal pro­mo­tion­al exam­i­na­tion for the appro­pri­ate rank and posi­tion offered by the Commission;
  3. Be adjudged to be qual­i­fied and placed upon a list of qual­i­fied appli­cants by the Commission;
  4. Be select­ed from the qual­i­fied list and appoint­ed to the appro­pri­ate posi­tion and rank by the Sher­iff when a vacan­cy or vacan­cies exist;
  5. Serve suc­cess­ful­ly a pro­ba­tion­ary peri­od of one (1) year dur­ing which time he is sub­ject to be returned to his tenured rank by the Sher­iff after writ­ten noti­fi­ca­tion of cause is filed with the Commission.