How do I apply for employment with the Dare County Sheriff's Office?
The Sheriff conducts open recruitment, which allows an applicant to submit an application at any time. The Dare County Sheriff's Office training, equipment and professionalism make us one of the most respected law enforcement agencies in the State of North Carolina.
We are always eager to speak with qualified and motivated people who are interested in being a member of our Office. The Dare County Sheriff's Office has employment opportunities in the areas of law enforcement and detention, and telecommunications.
Minimum Requirements established by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards, and the Dare County Sheriff’s Office are the basis for consideration for employment as a Deputy Sheriff.
These requirements include:
1. be a citizen of the United States;
2. be at least 21 years of age;
3. be a high school graduate, or the equivalent (GED) (correspondence diplomas are not accepted by Sheriffs’ Standards);
4. have been fingerprinted by the employing agency;
5. have had a medical examination by a licensed physician;
6. have produced a negative result on a drug screen
7. make full disclosure of criminal charges and Domestic Violence Orders, both upon application and while holding certification;
8. be of good moral character;
9. have a thorough background investigation conducted by the employing agency, to include a personal interview prior to employment;
10. not have a prohibitive criminal record.
Medical Examination and Drug Test will be done by this office.
Please complete an application that can be found hereand you may submit a F-3 form. Send the F-3 form to Major Deringer at P. O. Box 757 Manteo, NC 27954.
Inmates may receive reading material through the mail, but the items must come directly from the publisher. This does include Amazon and newspaper distributors.
How can I deposit money to an inmates account?
There are two ways to add money to an inmates account.
You may come to the Detention Center and in the lobby there is a kiosk in which you may add money to an inmate's account. There are directions on the kiosk, or if you are having trouble an Officer will assist you.
You may deposit money online at the McDaniel web site using a debit or credit card. This may be done here.
How do I bond someone out of jail?
There are several ways to make someones bond:
You may pay cash for the bond in full to the Magistrate. Their office is located at the Detention Center, 1044 Driftwood Dr. Manteo, N.C. 27954 (252)475-9228.
You may hire a bail bondsman, which may by N.C. statue, charge up to 15% of the bond amount. Many bondsman's contact information may be found in the phone book.
You may put up N.C. real property against the bond. Contact the Dare County Clerks Office for more information, link here.
If you have further questions in reference to bond, please contact the Magistrates Office. (252)475-9228
How can I make a deposit for an Inmate?
Visit McDaniel Supply Company At the top click on Friends and Family then Inmate Deposits Follow the instructions You will need the inmates name, location and ID number Have receipt sent to your email address for your records
Call 911 immediately. What is the address the crime is occurring? Be observant and make mental notes. Pay special attention if any weapons are involved. Note physical characteristics such as height, weight, and race. Does the suspect have any distinguishing characters such as a beard, scars, marks, or tattoos? What type and color clothing is he or she wearing? How many people are involved? Are they on foot or in a vehicle? What is the vehicle's description providing a possible make of the vehicle, model, style, color, license plate number? And your contact information as a possible witness to a crime.
Do I have to give my name when I call 911?
If you wish to remain anonymous, just tell the operator.
Why am I asked so many questions when I call for an ambulance?
Our organization utilizes the Emergency Medical Dispatching program (EMD). This program requires our Telecommunicator to ask a series of medical questions in order to determine the severity of the medical condition and response. Based on your answers, the proper level of care and response code is determined. Most importantly, this program allows for any pre-arrival to be provided to the caller who made need medical instructions such as CPR or other critical pre arrival instructions. As mention we are the true first responders for the caller and are able to provide pre arrival care until the emergency service arrives.
When I dial 911, does the Telecommunicator know where I am calling from?
When calling from a cell phone, the name of the registered individual's telephone number and the address assigned to that number displays on our screen most of the time. This information is not 100% reliable and we cannot take the chance of making an assumption it is correct. Be prepared to provide the address of the emergency to confirm. This information must ALWAYS be confirmed.
How can hearing or speech impaired persons be assisted?
The Dare County 911 Communications Center is equipped with TTY/TDD capabilities for those with hearing or speech impediments.
What happens when someone who cannot speak English calls 911?
The telecommunicators have the capability to utilize an interpreter from an outside provider (Language Line).
What Questions Will I be Asked When I Dial 911?
When you call 911, our Telecommunicators will need to know the answers to several questions:
What is the address of the Emergency?
What is the telephone number you are calling from?
Who the caller is calling in the information?
What is happening that prompted you to place the call to 911?
needing law enforcement (a crime)
needing the fire department (a fire related call)
needing an ambulance (a health emergency)
Where? Where is the event happening (an exact address is best, if known)? If you're on the beach, can you provide the closest mile marker? If you don't know exactly where you are, can you provide the name of an intersection or a landmark?
When? When did the event begin, or when did you first notice it?
Weapons? Can you provide any information if weapons are involved? Let the telecommunicator know if you have seen any weapons or believe that weapons may be present. This will assist alerting responders who are sent to help.
What Should I Expect When I Dial 911?
A 911 Telecommunicator will answer your call and identify the agency you have reached. We will ask you several questions that will assist our division in dispatching the appropriate agency or agencies to respond to the location you have provided.
When dialing 911, we will ALWAYS ask you the address of your emergency. Despite what you may have heard we cannot immediately pinpoint your location based on GPS coordinates of your device. In some cases this information may not automatically be provided especially in the case of cell phone usage. We will confirm the telephone number you are calling from as well to make ensure we can contact you should the phone be disconnected.
Several questions will be asked in order to dispatch the appropriate emergency to assist you. In some cases we may have you stay on the line until help arrives. For medical emergencies we have installed the National Academy Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) program which will allow our organization to provide you with pre-arrival instructions such as CPR, how to control bleeding or even assisting someone deliver a baby.
What is 911 Emergency Services?
911 is a three-digit telephone number that you can use 24 hours a day seven days a week requesting assistance for law enforcement, fire, or emergency medical services.
911 Communications Center consists of a team of professionals who are trained in dispatching emergency agencies to help with your emergency needs.
If an individual takes out a Writ of Execution, does that mean the individual will always get their money?
No, If a defendant does not have the money or property to sell and the defendant has filled out the exemption forms the Plaintiff might not receive money for the Judgment. In North Carolina you cannot be placed in jail for not complying with a Writ of Execution.
When Civil Summons’ are served on individuals, they want to know the court date.
Civil Summons’ do not have court dates. The Summons will tell the defendant to serve a written answer to the complainant, upon the plaintiff or the plaintiff’s attorney within thirty days after the serviced of the Summons.
Does the defendant need to fill out a Notice of Rights if he or she does not own any property?
Filling out the Notice of Rights is up to the individual.
When an individual is served a Subpoena in person or by phone, do you have to show up for court?
Yes. The only officials that can release an individual from court is the Judge, the District Attorney, or the person that issued the Subpoena.
Can an Out of State Child Custody Paper be served in North Carolina?
No: Out of State Child Custody Orders must be signed by a North Carolina Judge.
Can a Domestic Violence Order be served in North Carolina from another State?
Yes: Domestic Violence Orders are valid in all 50 States.
Does the defendant need to show up for court on Child Support?
Yes: The defendant needs to come to court or he/she can be charged with being in Contempt of Court.
Can a knife be taken through the metal detector at the Justice Center?
No: Knives, drinks, knitting needles, scissors, etc. are not allowed in the court rooms.
What can happen if a defendant is late for court?
The defendant can be charged with Contempt of Court and be placed in the jail by the Judge.
Justice Center (Court House) Rules
The following items that are not permitted inside the Dare County Court House include, but not limited to:
Firearms, Deadly weapons, Destructive devices, Bags, Backpacks, Purses, Luggage / Suitcases, Briefcases, Totes, Containers, Tools, Bladed / Edged items, Club-like and striking items, Sports equipment, Any item deemed by the Sheriff’s Office to be potentially dangerous.
Permitted items include:
Small wallet, a book, Medical required items, Identification, Payment methods.
Cellular phones are allowed on the first floor. Cell phones are not allowed in the Court rooms.
Our dogs were purchased from a reputable training company near Wilmington, NC. The dogs are imported from Holland.
Why do the dogs come from another country?
The breed standards in Europe are very strict. The dogs from there are specifically bred, groomed and trained for Police duties.
What are the dogs trained to do?
Our dogs are “Patrol” dogs and are trained for multiple tasks. They are trained in narcotics detection, tracking, article and evidence searches, criminal apprehension, and officer protection.
Who trains the dogs?
The dogs generally receive basic obedience, apprehension and protection training while at the breeders in Europe. They are then selected by and shipped to the trainer in the US where they receive further training. Once purchased by a department the training becomes the responsibility of the K9’s handler.
How much training is required?
Training is a constant ongoing process; it occurs every day while on duty as well as specific training days set up by the Canine Supervisor. Constant training and exposure to many different scenarios maintain the dogs and handlers to be the best they can.
Where do the dogs stay?
Each dog lives at the home of his handler. They are provided kennels to ensure the safety and security of the dogs. They become part of that handler’s family.
Do the dogs get addicted to drugs?
Absolutely not, just like some illegal narcotics are dangerous to us they are equally dangerous to dogs. Handlers must be very careful to see that their dogs do not ingest any drugs. They are trained to associate finding narcotics with getting the opportunity to play with their favorite toy.
What do they eat?
A quality high protein dry dog food, Table scraps and people food are not allowed. It is not healthy for the dogs and could cause a distraction when working.
How are the dogs able to smell to well?
A dog’s sense of smell has been said to be a thousand times more sensitive than that of a human. In fact a dog has more than 220 million olfactory receptors in its nose compared to around only 5 million in a human nose. And that nose is connected to a brain that has about 40 times as much brain area dedicated to smell than that of a person.