cumberland county north carolina

sheriff's office

131 Dick Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 323-1500


county jail

Detention Center
204 Gillespie St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 672-5630

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The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is a full service law enforcement agency that employs 749 employees.  Of these employees 332 are sworn Deputies, 189 are Detention Officers, 131 are Civilians,  and 97 are Crossing Guards.

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.

The Detention Center employs approximately 188 Sworn Officers (Deputy and Detention), with numbers increasing each year. Our facility has approximately 311,000 square feet with an expansion completed in 2014, the max capacity is now 884 inmates.

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
  • 20 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 an official Sheriff’s Office vehicle)
  • Paid military leave

Deputy Sheriff Application Supporting Documentation:

Deputy Sheriff Selection Process

Deputy Sheriff Physical Ability Test – Notice to Applicant

Deputy Sheriff Authorization for Release of Information

Sheriff’s Office Internship Program:

Internship Program Application

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Contact Information

Human Resources Consultant II –Subira Sanders (910) 677-5406

Human Resources Representative-Shonte Stallings (910) 677-5405

Applications Manager – Nicole Charles (910) 677-5541

*Contact us via Email.

Deputy Sheriff Recruitment

Recruitment Representative/ Records Manager – LaTonya Sanders (910) 672-5800

Recruitment Office

Lt. Craig Spearman (910) 672 -5685

SSgt. Cherwonna Walker (910) 672-5468

*Contact us via Email.

Detention Officer Recruitment

204 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301-5646

Recruitment Representative/HRIS Manager – Michele Draper (910) 672-5671

Recruitment Office

LT.  James Collins (910) 672-5700

Sgt. Jamil Kelly (910) 672-5761

Civilian Positions

Recruitment Representative / Employment Verification Manager – Lizabel Mercado (910) 321-6760

Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

After hour emergencies should contact the Watch Commander at (910) 677-5432

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

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