Employment

In an effort to hire quality deputies and maintain qualified professional personnel, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office prides itself in the fact that only the highest caliber of individuals are accepted. We are looking for individuals who have an interest in helping others and wish to have an impact on their communities through active involvement.

Our agency is in constant search of people who wish to be leaders by providing an active role model for others. We need people who set high standards for themselves and possess the capability to guide others to use similar standards through active involvement in community oriented activities.

If you possess these skills, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office has an opportunity for you. Contact the Training Division at 704-878-3183 for details on job requirements, pay, and benefits.

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Applicant Requirements


All applicants must meet the minimum requirements set by the North Carolina Sheriff's Education Training and Standards Commission and The Iredell County Sheriff's Office. Applicants must be certified by the state in their law enforcement duties prior to applying for employment. Applicants considered for employment must:
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a high school graduate or possess a general equivalency diploma (GED)
  • Be fingerprinted
  • Consent to a medical examination by a physician licensed to practice in North Carolina
  • Have a negative drug screening
  • Be of good moral character
  • Have not committed or been convicted of a crime or crimes as specified in 12 NCAC 10B.0204 & .0307 (felony, certain misdemeanors)
  • Possess a valid North Carolina driver's license
Experience and a degree in the criminal justice field is preferred. Considered applicants must complete a Personal History Statement and disclose all requested information to the best of their ability. Applicants are subject to a stringent criminal records check and may be referred for a psychological evaluation. Pre-employment testing in truth verification, such as the polygraph or computer voice stress analysis examination, may be administered.

Benefits of Employment


  • Starting salary range for a Patrol Deputy is $39,338.07-60,411.89 per year (Includes Holiday and Shift Differential) depending on qualifications.
  • Starting salary range for a Detention Officer is $36,048.00-55,309.00 per year (Includes Holiday and Shift Differential) depending on qualifications.
  • Training Incentives: 2% for Basic Law Enforcement Certificate, 2% for Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate, 2% for Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate.
  • 401K Plan with 5% contribution of your adjusted gross salary by the county. 
  • Educational incentives: 2.5% of Associates Degree, 5% for Bachelor's Degree, 7% for Master's Degree.
  • Take home patrol vehicle.
  • Free Employee Health Clinic.
  • 8 Hours of vacation and sick leave per month, 13 paid holidays per year.
  • Paid employee insurance.
  • Administrative leave time. 
If you have any additional questions about employment, please feel free to contact Captain Brian Fink or Lieutenant Chris Stone at 704-878-3180 or by email at.