Sheriff's Office

Our Mission
To provide Professional Law Enforcement to the Citizens of Rowan County, North Carolina through efficient and effective methods. This mission encompasses functions of Courthouse Security, Civil Process, Operations of Detention Facility, Criminal Investigations, and Community Patrol.

Detention Officers
Detention Officers are not required to be Basic Law Enforcement Certified (BLET). They are required to be Detention Officer Certified (DOCC) within one year of hire date as mandated by the North Carolina Sheriff's Standards.

Deputy Sheriff
Basic Law Enforcement Training is required in advance for Deputy Sheriff positions

Benefit Package
Competitive Health, Dental & Life Insurance
College Incentive - AA 3%, BA 6%
LEO Certificate Program - Advanced 4%, Intermediate 3%, Basic 2%
Uniforms & Equipment supplied
11 Paid Holidays
Direct Deposit
Paid Training & Sick Leave

Standards for Initial Application
At least 21 years of age
Must possess a current NC Driver's License
Criminal, Driving, and Credit History must be in good standing
Pass Drug Testing

For more employment information, contact Lt. Mike Brady, Staff Development
Rowan County Sheriff's Office
(704) 216-8680

Competitive Starting Salary for Both Positions
Starting Salary based on Education & Experience

BLET & DOCC Sponsorships
Sponsorships are required to attend any Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) or Detention Officer Certification Course (DOCC).

  •  Applicants that have completed DOCC will be considered prior to those having completed BLET only.
  • Sponsorships do not guarantee that you will be employed by the Rowan County Sheriff's Office.
  • Applicants must live within Rowan County to be approved for BLET or DOCC Sponsorship's.
  • Applicants for sponsorship must be provided 30 days prior to the first day of class in order to provide ample time for a complete background check.

To Apply for a Sponsorship - You Must Provide:
Rowan County Employment Application
Personal History Form (F3)
Current Valid NC Driver License
Birth Certificate
Social Security Card
Criminal History (Each county you have lived since turning the age of 16, to include military)
DD214- Member 4 copy (Military Discharge) must be Honorable
Physical examination completed on NC Sheriff's Standards F1 & F2 Forms (including TB Screening)
Complete Computerized Voice Stress Analysis Test (CVSA)

For more Sponsorship information, contact Sgt. Jerry Croyle, In-Service Training Coordinator
Rowan County Sheriff's Office
(704) 216-8673