Brandon Wilkerson serves as a lieutenant in the patrol division.


Lt. Wilkerson grew up in the Cedar Gove area of Orange County and graduated from Orange High School. Wilkerson knew two deputies while growing up; one went to school with his sister and another was a family friend. He recalls being favorably impressed by both; those experiences generated an interest in a public service career. After earning an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Alamance Community College, he worked on a on a textile production line at a mill in the western part of Hillsborough until hired by then-sheriff Lindy Pendergrass in 1998.


Lt. Wilkerson began his law enforcement career working in the detention center, graduating from Basic Detention Officer Training in early 1999. Almost immediately thereafter, he entered the Basic Law Enforcement Training program. Following graduation, he became a patrol deputy in July of 1999.


Promoted to Corporal in late 2004, Wilkerson continued to serve in the patrol division.  Two years later, interested in diversifying his experience, he accepted a position with the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office. There, he served on the tactical team and in the narcotics division.


Wilkerson returned to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in 2015, working in narcotics and serving on the FBI Safe Streets task force. After three years, he returned to the patrol division as a sergeant. He enjoys serving in the county where he grew up.


In 2019, Sheriff Blackwood promoted Wilkerson to lieutenant. As such, he supervises a patrol shift and assists with the field training program for new deputies.


106 E. Margaret Lane Hillsborough, NC 27278

Phone: (919) 245-2900