Deputy Sheriff – NC BLET Certified

Raleigh, NC
Wake County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $25.51 per hour ($53,067 annually).

Position Summary:

A Wake County Deputy Sheriff is responsible for the general law enforcement services required by the Office of the Sheriff. These services include serving the public, keeping the peace as well as protecting the lives, rights and property of all those within the County of Wake. A Deputy Sheriff’s duties include providing security for the courts, transporting prisoners, answering calls from the public, investigating complaints and criminal activity, traffic enforcement, developing suspects, arresting perpetrators, serving civil and criminal process as well as other papers as required by the courts, and any other special assignments upon request. A Deputy Sheriff is expected to be of good moral character, possess sound judgment, make decisions in both normal and emergency situations and use discretion while carrying out the details of each task. The applicant must be willing to work 12-hour rotating shifts which includes holidays and weekends.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide security for the courts of the State of North Carolina.
  • Transport prisoners and mental patients.
  • Serve both civil and criminal process as directed by the courts.
  • Patrol an assigned area within Wake County, check property, answer call for service, investigate crimes and disturbances as well as arrest violators of the law.
  • Enforce federal, state and local laws.
  • Assist other local, state and federal agencies in their law enforcement functions.
  • Investigate crimes.
  • Give public presentations.
  • Work as a School Resource Officer.
  • Prevent crime.
  • Perform special assignments or tasks, including under-cover and clerical.
  • Prepare reports as required by Office policy.
  • Perform other duties as required by the Sheriff.


  • Must be already BLET Certified.
  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess or be able to possess a North Carolina driver’s license.
  • Must not have been charged or convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor (Class B).
  • Must be willing to relocate to not more than 30 miles outside of Wake County within 60 days from date of hire.
  • Candidates must undergo an extensive background investigation including, but not limited to, physical fitness assessment, reading test, medical exam, drug screen, CVSA, and psychological exam.
  • Must meet all the applicable standards with the North Carolina Sheriff’s Training and Standards Commission as well as the policies of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.