GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Guilford County Sheriff's Office needs to hire deputies and detention officers.
The sheriff's office plans to host a job fair on Thursday for those interested in law enforcement opportunities.
First, you must fill out an online application and be at least 21 years of age, a high school graduate and a United States citizen.
The sheriff's office said they have 78 open positions, 28 deputy sheriff's, and 50 detention offers.
According to Sargent Mary Buchannan, with the Guilford County Sheriff's Office, you don't need to bring much.
"They just need to bring themselves, we will have supplemental forms they can fill out there. But you do have to apply online on the website. That's where they will find the online deputy service and detention officer application. Our application is two part. It's the online app and the supplemental form that needs to be completed and turned in."
Sgt. Buchannan said the coronavirus pandemic played a factor in lower enrollment over the last year and a half.
"Recruitment has been challenging since COVID-19. There haven't been as many recruitment events, career fairs, and of course, most universities were online so I wasn't able to go out and present to the criminal justice classes."
It's not just the Guilford County Sheriff's office with big staffing needs. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office said they have 72 vacancies.
The links to those applications are attached below.
The Guilford County Sheriff's Office hiring event on Thursday is from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Greensboro National Guard Armory, located at 110 Franklin Blvd #4606, Greensboro, NC 27401.