Careers with the Sheriff's Office

With approximately 60 Detention Division deputies and 60 commissioned law enforcement deputies, careers with the department can be found both in the corrections and law enforcement field.

The Butler County Sheriff's Office has many positions to fill, and when openings exist we seek to find the best applicants we can for these exciting and challenging careers. Applicants must meet high standards of eligibility for these important positions and the hiring process is a comprehensive testing and screening-based system. We look forward to interacting with applicants interested in these positions.

Detention careers typically begin as detention deputies are based out of the Butler County Adult Detention Facility located at 701 SE Stone Road in El Dorado. View information on applying with the Detention Division.

Law enforcement careers and assignments typically begin as a deputy sheriff and range from patrol officers to court security officers. Many opportunities for advancement and variety are available with assignments such as patrol supervisors, detectives, civil process, and others.

Hiring Process

The hiring process for law enforcement positions is conducted by the Training and Standards Division. Entry-level commissioned deputy positions for the department typically begin in the Patrol or Court Security divisions as a deputy sheriff. Open positions may be posted on this website or the Butler County website. Open positions may also be published in local circulations or online formats including the Butler Employment Portal.

Once received, applications are kept on file for one year for review with any open positions. Applicants who are selected to test for these positions will receive a mailed letter of notice. There is no need to check the status of applications, however, please be sure to notify us if there is a change to mailing address.

To apply for law enforcement positions, check the Butler Employment Portal to see if there are deputy sheriff positions posted. If so complete the online application process.