Deputy Sheriff

Louisburg, NC
Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Starting Salary: $43,352

In addition to hourly pay, this job classification will be eligible for a $3,000.00 (taxable) Hiring
Incentive. Policy Requirements Apply.

Attention Applicants:

To apply submit a Franklin County application to:
Resumes are not accepted in place of County applications.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting qualified candidates to fill Deputy Sheriff positions. A Deputy Sheriff performs a variety of law enforcement duties including but not limited to patrol, civil paper processing, educational, crime prevention, and community service. Work includes patrolling a geographic region within the County during a shift in a patrol car; preventing, detecting, and investigating disturbances and crime; helping victims; transporting inmates; performing traffic control work; apprehending suspects; testifying in court; and executing related assignments. Work involves frequent public contact which requires tact, firmness, and decisiveness. Work is performed in accordance with departmental policy and state and federal law, supplemented with specific directions from superior officers. Work is often performed under stressful emergency conditions and frequently involves personal hazards. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Deputy Sheriff Corporal and or Sergeant, and is evaluated through observation, review of reports, and discussion concerning how particular incidents or
activities were handled.

A Deputy Sheriff’s duties consist of but not limited to the following:

  1. Patrols a geographic region of the County to detect and deter crime; responds to calls for assistance; conducts preliminary investigations of crimes and complaints; detects unusual conditions; and may maintain surveillance and observation for stolen cars, missing persons, or suspects.
  2. Responds to calls for service, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior, and other needs; completes calls by determining true nature of the situation and taking appropriate legal action.
  3. Serves criminal papers such as warrants, subpoenas, notices of hearing, order of forfeiture, and commitment papers; locates people to serve papers, briefly explains the meaning of the papers being served, and makes arrests when necessary.
  4. Serves civil process papers such as civil summons, magistrate summons, notice of rights, subpoenas, and court orders dealing with child support, child custody, and domestic violence; briefly explains the meaning of papers served and remains on the scene after serving certain papers until the civil process is completed.
  5. Performs investigations of accidents and crimes through observation, questioning witnesses, secures the crime scene, and protects physical evidence, performs investigative tasks assigned by the supervisor, arrests, and processes criminal suspects.
  6. Prepares necessary case files and materials for court; attends court to serve as a witness and provide evidence in court when necessary.
  7. Advises the public on laws and local ordinances; provides information to public.
  8. Conducts commercial and residential property security checks.
  9. Regulates and directs vehicular traffic at busy times or when traffic signal malfunction or accidents require; maintains order at public gatherings.
  10. Depending upon job assignment, employee may also administer the D.A.R.E. program within the County schools; prepares lesson plans; conducts the lessons; and prepares all public interest events associated with the program.
  11. May serve as School Resource Officer and provides security to the school environment, participants in presentations related to law enforcement; works with staff on disciplinary issues.
  12. May serve as a K-9 officer and respond to all calls needing a canine search; trains and cares for the canine.
  13. May serve as Court Bailiff providing courtroom security for judges, the public, and inmates; calls court into session and ensures judges’ security and other needs are met; performs coordination, seclusion, and other procedures with juries; escorts inmates to and from the courtroom.
  14. Transports inmates as needed.

Deputy Sheriff

A Deputy Sheriff is responsible for the general law enforcement work required by the Office of the Sheriff. This law enforcement work includes keeping the peace, serving the public, protecting the lives, rights, and property of all citizens within Franklin County. A Deputy Sheriff’s duties include but are not limited to taking calls for service, investigating complaints and criminal activity, serving civil and criminal processes, as well as other papers as required by the courts.


Must be a United States Citizen, be at least 21 years of age, currently hold a North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification (BLET) and pass a comprehensive background investigation.