§7-14-7. Rules and regulations of commission; notice and
distribution thereof; probationary period for
The civil service commission in each such county shall make
rules and regulations providing for both competitive and medical
examinations for the position of deputy sheriff in each such county
subject to the provisions of this article, for appointments to the
position of deputy sheriff and for promotions and for such other
matters as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this article.
Any such commission has the power and authority to require by
rules and regulations a physical fitness examination as part of its
competitive examination or as a part of its medical examination.
Due notice of the contents of all rules and regulations and of any
modifications thereof shall be given, by mail, in due season to the
appointing officer; and said rules and regulations and any
modifications thereof shall also be printed for public
distribution. All original appointments on and after the effective
date of this article to any position of deputy sheriff in any
county subject to the provisions of this article shall be for a
probationary period of twelve months: Provided,
That at any time
during the probationary period the probationer may be discharged
for just cause, in the manner provided in section seventeen of this
article. If, at the close of this probationary period, the conduct
or capacity of the probationer has not been satisfactory to the
appointing sheriff, the probationer shall be notified, in writing, that he will not receive absolute appointment, whereupon his
employment shall cease; otherwise, his retention in the position of
deputy sheriff beyond the probationary term shall be equivalent to
his absolute appointment.
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