Detention Officer (Basic/Intermediate/Advanced)

Website pittsheriff Pitt County Sheriff's Office - Detention Center

$49,080/year minimum salary WITH NO EXPERIENCE while we send you through school to obtain your state certification and put you through on the job training.  Once you obtain your state certification your salary goes to $51,448/year.  If you are already certified, contact us to discuss a higher starting pay based on your years of experience and training.

 Under regular supervision, performs specialized law enforcement work in the care and security of inmates in the County Detention Center. Work involves admitting and booking inmates, preparing inmates for transport to court or medical facilities, feeding inmates, and supervising inmate activity. Work also involves preparing various reports and logs, conducting periodic searches, maintaining security, and counseling and advising inmates as needed. Employee is also responsible for operating computer and control center panels for surveillance. Reports to a Lieutenant or Sergeant. This position has pay grades of Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced/Master based on state certificate awards.  There are variable duty assignments in our detention center and a progressive career ladder.

We are a large agency based in the 14th largest county in North Carolina and the home of the ECU Pirates, yet we still have a small agency feel and the family connection that too many have lost.

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

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