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MCSO CAREERS





During your career at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, you may apply to one of the many specialty areas. These are a few different opportunities available to choose from within the agency.

Deputy Sheriff
  • Arrest Processing
  • Courthouse
  • Road Units
  • Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT)
  • Advanced Local Emergency Response Team (ALERT)
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
  • Motor Unit
  • Training

Detention Officer
  • Transport/Armed Officer
  • Training
  • Direct Action Response Team (DART)
  • Records
  • ACA Team
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
  • Advanced Local Emergency Response Team (ALERT)
Training: Staff at the training academy is responsible for all in-service training for the entire agency, as well as running the Detention Officer Certification Course for new recruits.

DART: The Direct Action Response Team is located in the Jail Central facility in downtown Charlotte. This team conducts cell extractions inside the facility.

ACA (American Correction Association): Officers assigned to the ACA team ensure that facilities are adhering to the national standards established with ACA.

Court Deputies: Deputies assigned to the courts are responsible for operating the screening equipment located at entry points, screening all persons and packages entering the courts building, patrolling hallways and public areas and monitoring the activities of visitors, ensuring an environment that allows the orderly transactions of judicial business.

Records/Release: These Detention Officers perform a variety of duties which include the direct processing of inmate records, interpreting Release Orders, Disposition Slips, Orders of the Court, Judgments and Bonds, as well as the release of inmates.

Field / Motor Units: The Field Services Division is staffed with deputies responsible for serving a variety of civil processes, domestic violence orders, execution papers, Orders for Arrest, warrants, criminal processes, and will conduct registered sex offender verifications throughout the entire county, and specifically within an assigned geographical area. The motor units are a part of the Field division and handle civil judgment papers, evictions, and some professional escorts.
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Arrest Inquiry Civil Inquiry Inmate Inquiry Warrant Inquiry