Wake County Sheriff's Office | Willie L. Rowe, Sheriff


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Become part of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office team! We are seeking qualified applicants for various positions, including Detention Officer and Deputy Sheriff. If you have a high level of dedication and commitment to the citizens of Wake County, you should consider employment with this agency.

Benefit Highlights

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Medical Coverage
  • Leave Benefits
    • Annual and Sick Leave
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • Bereavement Leave
    • Community Involvement Leave
  • Retirement Plan with 401(k)
  • Salary Incentives for
    • Secondary Education
    • Prior Experience
    • Military Service
    • Foreign Language Fluency

Our team has various levels of employment opportunities. Detention Officers and Deputy Sheriffs make up most of our staff; however, we occasionally have open positions in careers such as Detention Services Nurse, Telecommunicator, Customer Service Representatives, and Information Technology Technicians.

Requirements for Deputy and Detention Officers

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must pass reading test and a physical fitness assessment. Click here to view the physical fitness requirements.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Cannot be charged or convicted of a felony
  • Cannot be charged with a serious misdemeanor (Class B) within the past 5 years or have a total of 4 or more misdemeanor charges
  • Undergo an extensive background check including a physical fitness assessment, reading test, medical exam, drug screen and psychological examination.


If you have questions, or wish to apply for employment you may reach a member of the recruiting staff by calling our recruiting office at  919-856-6983, emailing Sheriff.Recruiting@wake.gov or by visiting us at the Public Safety Center Building, at 330 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601.

For a listing of current employment opportunities, please go to 
employment opportunities.