Wake County Sheriff's Office | Gerald M. Baker, Sheriff


Wake County Sheriff's Office Recruiting

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified applicants for positions as a Detention Officers and Deputy Sheriffs. Men and Women, age 21 and up, who have a high level of dedication and commitment to the citizens of Wake County should consider employment with this agency. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Medical Coverage
  • Retirement Plan
  • Salary Incentives for Military Service
  • Salary Incentives for Foreign Language Fluency
  • Salary Incentives for Prior Experience

Physical Requirements:
As a prerequisite, all Detention and Deputy Sheriff’ applicants must demonstrate a minimum level of physical ability and fitness. This is to be accomplished by successfully completing the Wake County Sheriff’s Office's Physical Agility Test (SOPAT) conducted in a gymnasium. The test consists of running 40 meters, climbing up and down stairs, completing 10 pushups, and simulating rolling/moving an adult-sized object. The purpose of this physical test is to simulate and measure an officer’s physical ability to respond to a critical incident and apprehend or potentially control a prisoner/suspect.

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, or by visiting us at the Public Safety Center Building, at 330 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27602.

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