Deputy Sheriff (Patrol)
General Statement of Duties
Performs general duty law enforcement work to protect life and property in the County.
Essential Duties and Tasks
- Patrols the County in a vehicle, on foot or by other means; serves a variety of civil and criminal papers; responds to calls; examines premises of unoccupied residences or buildings; detects unusual conditions, may maintain surveillance and observation for stolen cars, missing persons, or suspects.
- Responds to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior; completes calls by determining true nature of the situation and taking whatever legal or persuasive action is warranted.
- Investigates possible crimes through observation, questioning witnesses, and gathering physical evidence; performs investigative tasks, arrests and processes criminal suspects; presents findings in court.
- Serves warrants and civil and criminal process papers; apprehends and processes criminal suspects and transports to County magistrate and/or County detention facilities.
Desirable Experience and Education
Graduation from high school and completion of basic law enforcement training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Before assignment to sworn duties, employees must posses a valid North Carolina driver’s license and have completed at least the minimum requirements established by the North Carolina Sheriff’s Training and Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers with prospects of successfully completing the entire certification process within prescribed time frames.