130 South Queen Street

Post Office Box 3289
Kinston, NC 28502

Telephone:       252-559-6100
Main Fax:         252-527-3854

Detention Fax: 252-527-5022

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Detention Officer I
$ 26,061 - $ 45,917
Open Until Filled
 DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Performs professional work in county detention center, assuring safety and security of inmates in assigned areas of the Sheriff’s Detention Facility.  Employee is expected to be alert, tact and firm while performing work in accordance with specific instructions, policies and directions set forth by office.  Employee serves as a member of assigned shift of personnel and answer to higher ranking supervisors. Work is performed under direct and general supervision of higher ranking personnel and standard operating procedures.  Employees are subject to usual hazards associated with law enforcement including exposure to various hazards such as dangerous persons, loud noises, inside and outside work environment, hot and cold weather.  Work may expose the employee to human blood or body fluids and thus the job is subject to the OSHA requirements on blood borne pathogens.  
Deputy Sheriff I
Open Until Filled
$ 28,622 - $ 48,074


You can be sponsored by one of the most proactive Sheriff’s Office in the State of North Carolina.  This profession is not only challenging, but can be both exciting and personally rewarding.   To be eligible for Sponsorship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:


  • At least 21 years of age or turn 20 while in BLET

  • United States Citizen

  • Resident of Lenoir County

  • Criminal History Check must be clean within state requirements

  • Be of good moral character

  • High School or GED graduate

  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation for Sponsorship from Personal References

The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office continues to seek professional and qualified applicants in to represent our office, the Sheriff and the citizens of Lenoir County.  The 128 deputies and detention officers of the LCSO are not only co-workers, but are a family.   Our employees serve in numerous roles including:
Court Bailiff          Patrol Deputy          Field Training Officers          Traffic Accident Investigators        
Crime Scene Technicians          Detectives             Drug Agents            School Resource Officers         
Detention Officer              Special Response Team (SWAT) Operators             Transport Deputy         
Civilian Administrative Staff                 Part Time Staff Positions                 Security Guards          
     Medcost Insurance that includes hospitalization and dental (Vision Insurance is Optional)
     401(k) Retirement Plan                                                                             Life Insurance
     Law Enforcement Supplement (Deputies Only)                                      Shift Differential Pay
     Longevity Pay after 5 years                                                                       Christmas Bonus
     No Cost for Uniforms
     Paid Vacation and Sick Leave (8 hours each per month)                       
     Take home vehicle (Deputies Only - Live in County Requirement)
     Overtime Pay for canine maintenance, Training and Court

     Citizen of the United States                                         21 years of age
     Possess a NC Driver's License                                    High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
     Must be of Good Moral Character                              Responsible Financial History
     Pass a Drug Screen, Medical Exam and Psychological Evaluation       
     Pass the Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA)
     Have not been convicted or committed any crimes as specified in 12 NCAC 09B.0111.
     Deputies must reside within 20 miles of Lenoir County border. 
     Detention Officers are exempt from this requirement.
     BLET certification is preferred for deputy.