As a Deputy Sheriff you
may be assigned to one of the following divisions:
Patrol Division – The Patrol Division
answer calls, make on-view arrests, serve subpoenas,
serve warrants for arrest, serve mental commitment
orders, and recover stolen property. The Patrol
Division is supplemented by the following specialized
Detention Division – The Detention
Division operates the County Detention Facility and the
Transportation Unit which transports prisoners to
hospitals and prison facilities located throughout the
Service Division – The Support Services
Division includes Civil, Civil Desk, Court Bailiff, and
Security. The Civil Section serves all civil process,
orders for arrest, collects money judgments on
executions, and seizes property under attachments and
claim and deliveries.
Detective Division – The Detective
Division assigns criminal cases to the investigators for
processing and arrests. The Crime Scene Unit
photographs felons in addition to processing crime
scene/evidence photos and investigating crime scenes.
The Division’s polygraph/CVSA examiners administer
investigative and pre-employment polygraphs.
Vice/Narcotics Division – The
Vice/Narcotics Division makes arrests, books charges,
and seizes drug, vehicles, weapons, cash, and real
Sheriff - $35,131
Holidays Per Year
10 to 24 Vacation Days per year based upon
12 Days of Sick Leave Per Year which accumulate
indefinitely (Sick Leave may be used toward Early
The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Supports
the National Guard and Reserve.
Medical and Dental Insurance
Eligible for full Retirement Benefits from the
County and State after 30 Years of Credible
Service or Age 55.
401-(k) Provided by the County - 5% of Salary
contributed by the County for Sworn Personnel
Worker's Compensation Insurance
AGE - Applicants
must be at least 21 years of age.
EDUCATION - At a minimum, an applicant must
have graduated from an accredited high school or hold an
approved General Education Development certificate (GED).
CITIZENSHIP - Applicants must be citizens of
the United States.
CRIMINAL HISTORY - Pursuant to the rules and
regulations promulgated by the North Carolina Sheriff’s
Training & Standards Commission applicants must not have
committed nor have been convicted of any criminal
offense as of the date of the application to be
qualified as a Deputy Sheriff.
MILITARY SERVICE - Applicants who have prior
military service must have received an honorable
discharge from active military service.
POLYGRAPH/CVSA EXAMINATION - Applicants must
pass a pre-employment polygraph or computer voice stress
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION - Applicants must
satisfactory pass a thorough background investigation,
including a check of State and Federal Bureau of
PHYSICAL EXAM - Applicants must successfully
pass a physical examination and drug screening.
PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAM - Applicants must receive
a favorable recommendation from a psychological