Sheriff Application Process

Posted November 19, 2021


Granville County is seeking statements of interest and resumes from law enforcement professionals interested in being appointed sheriff to fulfill the remainder of the unexpired current term which ends December 5, 2022. Applicants must meet all statutory and constitutional requirements including residency in Granville County and having no history of a felony conviction. Further, any applicant must be willing to publicly affirm that he or she will not be a candidate for sheriff in the upcoming election cycle and that he or she is not and will not affiliate with or endorse any candidate for sheriff. All applicants will be subject to an extensive background and reference check.


Preference will be given to applicants who meet the following requirements:


  • Possess a BA or BS degree from an accredited College or University or an associate degree.  


  • Previously or currently certified as a law enforcement officer by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission, the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, or comparable sworn Federal Law enforcement agency, i.e. FBI, ATF, USMS, USSS and or DEA.  


  • Completed recognized state and/or federal law enforcement management course(s).  


  • Possess extensive senior/executive management experience directly managing numerous personnel within a sheriff’s office, police department, or state or federal law enforcement agency.  


  • Knowledge of federal equitable sharing programs.  


  • Experience in planning, coordinating, leading or overseeing critical incidents. 


  • Experience in conducting and managing criminal investigations.  


  • Experience in developing and managing multi-million-dollar budget.  


  • Experience in representing a law enforcement agency directly or as a liaison to various stakeholders including the public, judicial officials, partner organizations, local and state elected officials, community leaders, and media.  


  • Capable of developing and implementing law enforcement and detention facility policies and programs.


To apply, interested candidates should submit a statement of interest and resume to the Granville County Board of Commissioners in care of Debra Weary, Clerk to the Granville County Board of Commissioners via e-mail at on or before November 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

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