Recruitment

Contact a Recruiter at yourfuture@cabarruscounty.us or 704-920-3063

Our Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office app is available for download in the App Store and Google Play store with this link: Sheriff's Office App. You can also download the app by searching “Cabarrus Sheriff NC” in the app store. Then select “Join our Team” and begin your journey with the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy

A Cabarrus County Deputy Sheriff Must:
  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Be a citizen of the US.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent. Training and standards require a high school equivalent diploma be at least partial classroom.
  • Possess or be able to possess a NC driver’s license.
  • Not have a conviction of a felony or serious misdemeanor.
  • Meet applicable standards and Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office requirements as well as qualify for State Law Enforcement Certification in accordance with the NC Sheriff's Training and Standards Commission.
  • All Sheriff's Office employees must live in Cabarrus County or one of the surrounding counties like Rowan, Stanly, Union, Mecklenburg or Iredell County. Within a maximum response time of one hour to the Sheriff's Office.
  • Be of good moral character.
Salary / Benefits
  • Starting pay - $40,950.00 (12 hour shift - $18.75 hourly)
  • Vacation / sick time
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid on-the-job training
  • Employee health, dental and vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
Nature Of Work

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

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities
  • Physical ability to cope with demands of law enforcement training and work.
  • Establish a working knowledge of law enforcement practices and procedures.
  • Establish a working knowledge of federal, state and local laws.
  • Establish effective relationships with co-workers, officials and general public.
  • Ability to learn new procedures.
  • Ability to qualify with all mandated weapons in accordance with the Sheriff's office policies and procedures and state laws.
  • Ability to follow directions, learn policies and procedures and act independently, using sound judgment in all situations.
  • Ability to obtain full law enforcement certification.
Examples Of Work
  • Patrols assigned areas of Cabarrus County, checks property, answers calls for service, investigates crimes and disturbances and arrests law violators.
  • Enforces federal, state and local laws and prevents crime.
  • Provides security for Cabarrus County courts.
  • Transports prisoners, mental patients and inebriates.
  • Serves the civil and criminal process as directed by the courts.
  • Assists local, state and federal agencies in their law enforcement functions.
  • Investigates crimes through assignment or develops cases to investigate.
  • Provides public and educational presentations.
  • Works as a school resource officer.
  • Performs special assignments or tasks, including under-cover and clerical.
  • Prepares reports as required by office policy.
  • Performs other duties as required by the Sheriff.

 

Detention

Detention Officer
  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must be a citizen of the US.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Training and standards require a high school equivalent diploma be at least partial classroom.
  • Must be in good physical condition.
  • Must possess or be able to possess a NC driver’s license.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor.
  • Must meet applicable standards and Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office requirements as well as qualify for State Law Enforcement Certification in accordance with the NC Sheriff's Training and Standards Commission.
  • Must live in Cabarrus or one of its adjoining counties.
  • Be of good moral character.
Salary / Benefits
  • Starting Pay - $38,962.56 (12 hour shift - $17.84 hourly)
  • Vacation / Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid on the Job Training
  • Employee Health Insurance
  • Employee Dental Insurance
  • Employee Vision Insurance
  • County Retirement
  • 401k Retirement
Nature Of Work

Detention officer I is responsible for custodial work with transportation, security and supervision of prisoners in the Cabarrus County Detention Facility (CCDF). Detention officer I performs a variety of duties relative to the care, direct supervision, desk duty and transportation of inmates. Work is performed in accordance with the CCDF policies and procedures, NC Department of Human Resources guidelines, and the Training and Standards Council of the Department of Justice of NC. Work is performed under the direct supervision of that employee’s squad or area supervisor. The applicant must be willing to work 12-hour rotating shifts which includes holidays and weekends.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing operation of the CCDF.
  • Knowledge of forms, records and reports used in the detention facility.
  • Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to maintain discipline and order among inmates.
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to deal firmly and courteously with inmates and visitors.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in both routine and emergency situations.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers
Examples Of Work
  • Patrol the detention facility, maintain inmate head-count and gate or door security within and outside the detention facility.
  • Book, search and collect property from inmates and advise all inmates of policies that govern conduct while in the detention facility. Supervise inmate cleanliness of self, quarters, surrounding areas and laundry.
  • May assist in serving meals to inmates.
  • Answer phones, file inmate folders and keep records of inmate's visitation, showers, medications and other procedures.
  • Transport and escort inmates to various locations.
  • Perform other duties and work as required.

 

Telecommunicator

A Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office Telecommunicator must:
  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Be a citizen of the US.
  • Have high school diploma or equivalent. Training and standards require a high school equivalent diploma be at least partial classroom.
  • Possess or be able to possess a NC driver’s license.
  • Not have a conviction of a felony or serious misdemeanor.
  • Meet applicable standards and Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office requirements as well as qualify for State Law Enforcement Certification in accordance with the NC Sheriff's Training and Standards Commission.
  • Must live in Cabarrus County or one of the surrounding counties like Rowan, Stanly, Union, Mecklenburg or Iredell County and be within a maximum response time of one hour to the Sheriff's Office
Salary / Benefits
  • Starting pay of $35,380.80 ($17.01 hourly)
  • Up to $37,149.84 after 12 hour shift differential
  • Vacation / sick time
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid on-the-job training
  • Employee health, dental and vision
  • Retirement plan
Nature Of Work

A Telecommunicator is responsible for day to day operations at the communications center within the office of the Sheriff. The Telecommunicator’s responsibilities include receiving and transmitting radio, telephone and teletype messages, dispatching law enforcement personnel, fire and emergency units on an assigned shift. Responsibilities also include related record keeping tasks. Employees are expected to work with considerable independence. The applicant must be willing to work 12-hour rotating shifts which includes holidays and weekends. Work is supervised by a Telecommunicator II.

Knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Knowledge of the Cabarrus County street/highway system and geography.
  • Knowledge of radio, telephone and communication equipment operation.
  • Ability to speak clearly and concisely in a well-modulated voice.
  • Ability to think/act quickly, calmly and accurately in emergency situations.
  • Ability to understand/follow complex oral/written instruction and procedure.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to type 21 words per minute with no errors.
  • Ability to acquire certification from the State Bureau of Investigations, Division of Criminal Information within 120 days of employment and re-certify every two years.
Examples Of Work
  • Receives calls and broadcasts on multiple radio frequencies; receives requests for law enforcement, fire or emergency services by phone, radio or teletype; records phone and radio traffic for playback as needed; determines nature of required assistance, location and other pertinent information.
  • Monitors burglar and fire alarms and emergency telephone systems; maintains records of all radio and telephone transmissions.
  • Transmits orders and received messages from a large number of law enforcement units; maintains status of all working units; relays general information to the public and refers non-emergency calls to the proper office.
  • Dispatches emergency units as required; notifies ranking officers of calls as needed; maintains radio contact with other law enforcement agencies; operates a computer terminal to send/receive law enforcement information.
  • Maintains current knowledge of patrol boundaries, main thoroughfares and access routes.
Education And Experience

Must meet all the applicable standards and quality for State Telecommunicator Certification in accordance with the NC Sheriff's Training and Standards Commission as well as the policies of the Cabarrus County Sheriff's office.

 

Internship

Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office Internships

The Sheriff's Office offers internships to college students on an ongoing basis.

Benefits of an internship include but are not limited to: college credit for work experience, training, addition to resume and the satisfaction of giving back to the community. Interns help our office carry out many vital and support functions and also aid in developing closer links among the communities of Cabarrus County.

Interns are usually assigned to a specific division or unit in the office based on their interests. Jobs include:

  • Data entry
  • Crime scene assistance
  • Patrol ride along
  • Assisting record personnel
  • Assisting civil officers
  • Jail inmate booking
  • Communications

Interns are asked to work a set number of hours per week based on the requirements of their class. Hours are flexible, enabling students to work around their class schedule.

Contact:

Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office Personnel

Sergeant Kim Bond
30 Corban Avenue SE
Concord, NC 28026-0525
704-920-3022

Here’s The Application Process:

  • Internship Application
  • Intern Supervisory Statement
  • Cover Letter indicating areas of interest
  • Interview
  • Background Check (criminal history, driver's license and fingerprinting)