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Thank you for your interest in employment with the Knox County Sheriff 's Office. The office you will be
dealing with during the application process is the Knox County Sheriff 's Office Merit System Council. The
Merit Council is made up of community volunteers, appointed by the Knox County Board of
Commissioners. The purpose of the Merit Council is "To set forth and enforce a structured set of rules
and guidelines to favorably influence the professionalism of law enforcement in Knox County through fair
hiring, promotion and management practices: and to protect law enforcement personnel from coercion or
loss of employment because of political activities of the administration".

Knox County Sheriff's Office
Merit System Council
Andrew Johnson Office Building
912 South Gay Street, Suite L-100
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
(865) 215-4446 FAX (865) 215-4448

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