Minimum Requirement for Vance County Deputy & Detention Officer
Minimum requirements established by the North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training Standards, as well as the Vance County Sheriff's Office are the basis for consideration for employment as a Deputy Sheriff and Detention Officer.

These requirements include:
  • Must be US Citizen (or proof of naturalization)
  • 21 years of Age
  • High School Graduate (or equivalent - correspondence diplomas are not accepted by Sheriff's Standards)
  • No Felony or Serious Misdemeanor Charge/Convictions
  • Be of Good Moral Character
  • Medical Examination and Drug Test (will be done by our office)

Upon selection, a complete background will be done. This background includes but is not limited to the following checks: criminal, civil, driving, and credit. There will also be interviews conducted with references, current and previous employers, and others determined by the background investigator.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to get a certified county-wide criminal history record check of ALL CHARGES from any county for which you have lived for the past 10 years and the county you were living in when you graduated from, or last attended high school. If you have not been charged with anything, the record check MUST have that specified as well. Your application will not be submitted for a background investigation until our office receives your record checks, as well as all other requested documents.

Why Work for the Sheriff's Office
VARIETY: VCSO offers a wide variety of career opportunities for individuals interested in law enforcement and corrections. Positions are classified as either "certified" or "staff".

SERVICE: VCSO offers you the opportunity to serve your community in many different ways. In both certified and support positions you have an opportunity to assist others in need, provide protective services when necessary, and offer guidance and example to the youth of the community.

ATMOSPHERE: At VCSO you will be working with some of the most professional law enforcement and support personnel in the area. Their pride in the agency and its capabilities are evident in the way they perform their jobs. VCSO is looking for the very best to fill important and influential public service positions.
If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please contact our office at (252) 738-2200.
Lieutenant M.G. Stainback