Deputy Sheriff

New Hanover County, NC
New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $21.22 per hour.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrolling County roads and neighborhoods, responding to emergencies, and rendering appropriate aid.
  • Responding to reports of criminal activity by conducting investigations, serving warrants and summons, making arrests as necessary, and preparing written reports.
  • Assisting the District Attorney with prosecutions by filing appropriate written reports and testifying in court.
  • Performing outreach and public relations activities with members of the community including: speaking to school groups and civic organizations.
  • Assisting other law enforcement agencies with investigations and emergencies.
  • Preparing reports on crime statistics.
  • Performing other duties of a similar nature or level.


  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Must be at least 20 years of age at the time of application and a citizen of the United States.
  • Please note assignment is at the discretion of the Sheriff.
  • Must be available to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, extended hours and during emergency situations.
  • Candidates must successfully complete a written examination, physical abilities test, structured interview, background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, and medical examination.
  • Valid NC Driver’s License.
  • Basic Law Enforcement (BLET) Certification.