Deputy Sheriff

Winston-Salem, NC
Forsyth County Sheriff

$44,511.01 – $51,187.66 Annually

General Statement of Duties

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking sworn law enforcement officers to join our team! An employee in this class performs a variety of duties in one of the major divisions of the Sheriff’s Office including uniformed patrol, civil, courts, school resource officer and transportation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Patrols an assigned area of the County, answers complaints and requests for assistance, investigates crimes and disturbances; interviews witnesses, questions suspects, gathers and preserves evidence, makes arrests, testifies in court.
  • Serves various types of civil papers; explains briefly the meaning of papers being served; conducts sale of personal and real property at public auction; ensures proper amount of money is collected.
  • Maintain safety and security for students, staff and administration to ensure the learning environment within the school system;
  • Opens and closes courts at designated times; maintains order in the courtroom; assists defendants in completing affidavits; swears defendants in; seats jury in place when selected; escorts trial jury to jury room when directed by judge; assists and escorts grand jury.
  • Prepares papers for and assists in the transportation of prisoners; escorts prisoners to court and maintains custody there; escorts defendants to clerk’s office to pay fines; prepares the necessary papers for defendants ordered into custody by the courts, obtains release orders, searches prisoners and logs property, records arrests.
  • Cooperates with law enforcement personnel of other governmental agencies in making investigations and arrests.
  • Transports prisoners, mental patients, and intoxicated persons to institutions for confinement or treatment; provides transportation in certain emergencies.
  • Provides protective escort; maintains order at public gatherings.
  • May operate speed detection devices or breath analyzer.
  • Prepares and maintains daily reports concerning criminal activity; prepares related reports as requested.
  • Assists in the preparation of crime prevention programs; develops contacts among local community organizations and businesses; conducts seminars.

Minimum Education and Experience

Graduation from high school or GED and completion of NC basic law enforcement training (BLET). Must meet standards set by the North Carolina Sheriff’s Standards and Training Division. All applicants must successfully pass a rigorous background process to include, but not limited to, criminal records check, polygraph exam, psychological/medical screening, pre-employment physical fitness testing and standardized reading comprehension test.