Join the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office


The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is a full service law enforcement agency serving metropolitan and rural areas encompassing 658 square miles for a population of over 306,000 residence. 

Cumberland County includes the cities, towns, communities and military bases of Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Pope Air Force Base, Eastover, Falcon, Godwin, Hope Mills, Linden, Spring Lake, Stedman, Vander and Wade which are all within the jurisdiction of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.


Career Opportunities Include:


Deputy Sheriff

  • K-9 Handler

  • Crime Scene Investigator

  • School Resource Officer

  • Detective Division

  • Road Patrol

  • Special Response Team

  • Narcotics

  • Courthouse Security

  • Child Support Enforcement

  • Motorcycle Squad

  • Civil Process


Detention Officer


  • Booking and Release Section

  • Field Training Officer

  • Inmate Transportation Deputy

  • Inmate Property Officer

  • Classification Officer

  • Special Management Unit Officer

  • Immigration Custom Enforcement



Civilian Positions


  • Administrative Office Support

  • Clerical Positions

  • Data Processing

  • Food Service

  • School Traffic Control Officers



Deputy Sheriff / Detention Officer

  • United States Citizen

  • 21 Years of age or older

  • Minimum Education achieving a High School Diploma or GED

  • Clean Criminal Record

  • Valid North Carolina Driver's License

  • Certified copy of Birth Certificate

  • Social Security Card

  • Copy of Military Discharge (DD-214), member 4 copy if applicable

  • Live within a 40 mile radius of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

  • Be able to pass a comprehensive background investigation which may include written test, interviews, reference checks, psychological screening, medical exam, polygraph examination and drug screen.

  • Be able to pass a North Carolina State Certification Course exam

  • Deputy Sheriff's Applicants must be able to successfully complete a Job Related Physical Abilities Test


Deputy Sheriff / Detention Officer

  • Competitive wages

  • Career development salary increase

  • Longevity bonuses

  • Deputy Retirement - Law Enforcement Officer's Benefit and Retirement Fund

  • Detention Retirement - Local Governmental Employee Retirement System

  • 401K Employee Contributions

  • Excellent promotional opportunities

  • Paid Holidays

  • Sick and vacation leave

  • Optional health, dental, and additional insurance plans

  • Workers Compensation insurance

  • Liability Protection

  • Employee Death Benefits

  • All uniforms supplied to include leather gears and weapons (shoes excluded)

  • Clothing allowance for plain clothes Deputies

  • Take home car (applies to Deputies who live in Cumberland County Only and are assigned to positions requiring the use of a official Sheriff's Office vehicle)

  • Paid military leave


Deputy Application   Detention Preliminary Application   Civilian Application

Contact Information

Deputy Sheriff Recruitment

131 Dick Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301-5793

Human Resources    Recruitment Office
(910) 321-6760         (910) 677-5484


Detention Officer Recruitment

204 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC 28302-5646

Human Resources      Recruitment Office
(910) 672-5671           (910) 672-5700


Civilian Positions

131 Dick Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301-5793

Human Resources

(910) 677-5406


The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer