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Posted on: May 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Hiring initiative announced at the Iredell County Sheriff's Office.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce a new initiative we are calling the “Deputy Sheriff Candidate Program”. This program is designed to hire someone who has a desire to enter law enforcement, but may not be able to due to family financial obligations or the constrains of a work or school schedule which prohibits going to Basic Law Enforcement Training.

We have studied the hiring tends of law enforcement and at this point, there are not enough certified job candidates graduating from Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) to fill all of the job vacancies. The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is competing with law enforcement agencies statewide for a very limited number of applicants.

With this program, qualified candidates who meet the requirements will be hired as an employee with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, and will receive a salary and benefits while attending Basic Law Enforcement Training.

We feel this is a great opportunity for men and women who want a career in law enforcement. We want to attract applicants who have a strong work ethic, have a willingness to learn, and want to serve the Citizens of Iredell County.

Anyone who is interested in applying for this position should apply for the position of Deputy Sheriff Candidate on our web-page, Look under the “How Do I” tab. Click on “Join the Team”. Scroll to the “View open positions”, click on it. Scroll until you see the Sheriff’s Office-Deputy / Candidate job link. Once here you will find out information on the position and can apply on-line. Once you apply, sheriff’s office staff members will review the applications and contact acceptable candidates.

Once chosen to go further in the hiring process, a candidate will complete the Police Officers Physical Agility Test (POPAT), and undergo a background and drug screening.  Upon graduating Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET), the employee may qualify for additional benefits such as Shift Differential, and a, take home patrol vehicle, depending on their assignment.

If you have any additional questions about this program, please contact Sheriff Campbell at 704-878-3180 or

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