Deputy Sheriff Lateral

Durham, NC
Durham County Sheriff

Salary: $55,500.00.

Closing Date: December 31, 2024.

Essential Functions:

  • On an assigned shift, operates a patrol car to observe violations of laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order.
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints.
  • Serves warrants, summons, subpoenas, capiases, court orders, notices, attachments, claims and deliveries, ejections, executions, and other legal papers, makes arrests.
  • Testifies in court.
  • Assists in domestic disputes.
  • Directs traffic for funerals and other public gatherings.
  • Assists other law enforcement officers in investigations.
  • Serves as court bailiff and prisoner guard.
  • Reports unsafe conditions existing in the street or other public facilities.
  • Assists with criminal investigations by presenting evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, prepares property and evidence, recording and issuing of evidence in court cases.
  • Transport prisoners, mental patients and others as required.
  • Performs Bailiff and court security duties as assigned.
  • Prepares detailed reports.
  • Performs related tasks as required.


  • Most have a current NC Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Certification.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a North Carolina driver’s license.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor.
  • Must be able to work 12-hour rotating shifts, which includes holidays and weekends.