As of Monday, the sheriff’s office says 184 deputies including 22 deputy sheriff recruits have taken the written component of the exams. The test also includes a face-to-face interview.
In total, about 650 Shelby County employees must be retested. That includes 214 deputies and 188 jailers within the sheriff’s office.
If a deputy fails reassessment it could result in his or her being fired. The department has until April 18 to report to the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission that testing is completed.
It’s expected to cost the county more than $130,000 before county-wide testing is complete.