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Basic Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Minimum age of 20 for detention officer

  • Minimum age of 21 for deputy positions

  • United States citizen

  • Drivers license with good driving record

  • Must pass criminal and personal background check (a felony conviction or some, but not all, misdemeanors are disqualifiers)

Justice Officers Benefits

  • Health, Dental, & Life Insurance Disability

  • State Government Retirement System

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Paid holidays and vacation

  • Paid sick time

  • Family and Medical Leave

  • School Parental Leave

  • Civil Leave (Jury Duty)

  • Flexible Compensation Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Ask about additional benefits.

Thank you for your interest in applying with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.  Please follow the instructions below to complete the online Sheriff F-3 and other tasks.


Online Sheriff F-3:


Personal History Statement:

  • Use this link:

  • Sign up for an account if you do not already have one.

  • Click on "Sheriff F-3".

  • On the next page, enter the last four digits of your SSN and then click "continue".

  • Enter the positions(s) and agency (Orange County Sheriff’s Office) to which you are applying (the names will pop up after you begin typing).

  • After your online F-3 is complete you will be given two options, Save or Print.

    • Print your form (Note: you are allowed unlimited prints of this completed F-3.)


Orange County Employment Application

Follow the below link to download, fill out, and print the Employment Application.

          Employment Application

Next Steps (Criminal History Checks)

Please contact the Clerk of Court in each County that you have lived in over the past 10 years. Obtain criminal records checks from each County Clerk of Court for the last 10 years. This should be done for North Carolina and any other State where you have been a resident to include where you attended College and High School.

Final Steps

Follow the link below to download, fill out, and print the Release of Information form.

          Release of Information


Bring all above documents  to the Sheriff's Office for turn in.  Remember, The Personal History Statement and Release of Information forms must be NOTARIZED.

Additional Information

Provide copies of:

            Driver’s License

            Social Security Card

            Birth Certificate

            High School or College Diploma

            Please complete the Authorization to Release Information form and have it notarized.


Notify Sgt. Glenn Powell when you have completed these tasks. You may contact him by phone at 919-717-4671, or by email at

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