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Please read the following steps before applying to the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office

Automatic Disqualifiers

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 21 years of age at the time of application
  • Valid driver’s license
  • United States citizen
  • High School Diploma or GED

All applicants must complete a Duplin County application to be considered.  Candidates must successfully complete the recruitment process to include:  application, personal history statement; interviews, background investigation, polygraph, psychological evaluation, and medical examination with drug screen.

The following forms must be completed and attached to the Duplin County application for consideration:

  • North Carolina Personal History Statement (F3) – complete, sign and notarize.
  • North Carolina Authorization for Release of Information Form – complete, sign and notarize.
  • Copy of birth certificate and/or certificate of naturalization.
  • Copy of valid driver’s license.
  • Copy of social security card.
  • Copy of high school diploma or certified copy of trascript, high school equivalency (GED) credential, and college transcript if applicable (seal not required).
  • Copy of military discharge papers if applicable.
  • Copy of credit report obtained within the last 90 days (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion).

*NOTE:  Forms may be notarized at the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office at no cost.

The following is a summary of the steps in the recruitment process:

Step 1: Completion of the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office Application Package

Step 2: Preliminary Screening (against job qualifcations)

Step 3: Interview Board

Step 4: Complete Background Investigation

Step 5: Sheriff and Chief Deputy Interview

Step 6: Conditional Offer of Employment (Pending Steps 7-9)

Step 7: Polygraph

Step 8: Psychological Evaluation

Step 9: Medical/Drug Screening

Step 10: Final Offer of Employment

The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office Application Package should be submitted to the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office Professional Development Section.  Applicants who meet the initial minimum requirements will be contacted for preliminary screening once the application has been reviewed.

The application process may take up to three months to complete.  For more information, please contact the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office at 910-296-2150.