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Recruitment Information

We have the reputation as one of the best and most professional Sheriff’s Offices in North Carolina, and we have earned this reputation because of the collective effort of our employees and volunteers.  We strive to be a progressive, well-trained organization, and we carefully recruit and select our members.  Candidates who possess the right characteristics and who desire to be a guardian of the peace and a protector of the community are encouraged to join us in our mission.

Hiring Process Information

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office.  We have developed a fair and consistent selection and hiring process that ensures prospective employees possess the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities and ethics to become a productive member of our team and represent our agency.

The hiring process contains several steps and can take up to four months to complete.  This process is designed to thoroughly examine each applicant’s abilities and interest in employment with our agency.  Integrity and honesty are carefully scrutinized during all stages of the hiring process and deception or dishonesty at any time will result in immediate elimination from further consideration.

We accept applications on an ongoing basis.  Once received, applications will be kept on file and active for a period of 180 days.  When a process is started to fill openings in an entry level position, candidates who meet the qualifications and have expressed an interest in that position will be contacted regarding their participation.  Areas that we are actively seeking applicants for at this time are listed below:

    • Sworn Deputy
    • Detention Officer / Deputy
    • Call Taker
    • Part-Time Office Clerk
    • Part-Time Cook

How to Apply

Fill out an application for employment. Applications may be obtained from the front desk at the Sheriff's Office or by clicking below:

Henderson County Sheriff's Office Application or MS Word Application form


Questions regarding the hiring process or eligibility to apply may be directed to Professional Standards by calling 828-697-4596 or submitting an email to: Sheriffjobs@hendersoncountync.org


The Henderson County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity employer, and it is the policy of the Office to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations in the area of non-discrimination in employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or uniformed service status.



Henderson County Sheriff's Office
100 North Grove Street | Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792

Communications: 828-697-4911

Administration: 828-697-4596