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


Wake County Sheriff Office Recruiting

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified applicants for positions as a Detention Officer’s and Deputy Sheriff’s. 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’s some benefits:

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

Physical Requirements:
As a prerequisite all Detention and Deputy Sheriff’s 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 SOPAT Agility Physical Test is conducted in a gymnasium and consists of running 40 meters, which includes climbing up and down stairs, and conducting 10 push-ups and roll on heavy weights 50 to 80 lb. and then relocating 160 lb. dummy bag. 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 
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