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Join the Court Services Unit of the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office!


North Carolina General Statute § 17E-1 states, “The sheriff is the only officer of local government required by the Constitution. The sheriff, in addition to his [her] criminal justice responsibilities, is the only officer who is also responsible for the courts of the State, and acting as their bailiff and marshall.”

“The deputies in our Court Services Unit play a vital role in our office and in the courtrooms. The judges and the citizens entering our courthouse look to these deputies to maintain order. Are you ready to accept this vital responsibility within our sheriff’s office family?” – Sheriff Paula Dance

Court deputies must be certified law enforcement officers within the State of North Carolina. Refer to the following website for a list of the requirements.

Certified applicants with no experience earn $54,062 per year. Experienced officers (lateral transfers) and officer retirees returning to full-time service may be eligible for a higher starting pay rate. Increased pay is available for those with Intermediate and Advanced Certificates. Excellent Pitt County benefits apply, including retirement vested at 5 years.

To apply, visit

Questions? Contact our Training and Standards Unit at (252) 902-2655 or at

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