Our deputies make up the backbone of our law
enforcement efforts. They are sworn to enforce the
laws of the county and the state, and to lead the
county with courage, integrity, and compassion.

We have multiple divisions, each with different specialties.

Patrol Division – our regular patrol shifts answer calls for service, enforce traffic laws, and provide high-visibility policing to the county.

Power Shift – our power shift deputies specialize in warrant service. They collect intelligence on where fugitives are hiding, and they take persons with arrest warrants into custody.

Criminal Investigations Division – these experienced officers provide in-depth investigation into criminal matters. They find and collect evidence and help in the prosecution of suspects.

School Resource Officers – these deputies serve in the county schools, helping to provide security for students and staff, as well as providing assistance and intelligence to other divisions. They also serve in a proactive, community-based role, helping solve problems in their districts.

Corrections Officers – our corrections deputies work to ensure a safe, sanitary, and secure detention facility for the county. They treat inmates with respect and dignity and enforce the rules of the county jail in a fair manner.

A career at the Carter County Sheriff’s Office includes:

∙ Advancement opportunities
∙ Access to innovative technology
∙ Top of the line equipment and tools
∙ Extensive schooling and hands-on training opportunities

Employee benefits:

∙ On-site gym access
∙ Health, vision, and dental insurance
∙ Flexible spending account
∙ Supplemental Insurance
∙ Term Life Insurance
∙ Whole Life Insurance


∙ Must be a US citizen
∙ High school diploma or G.E.D.
∙ No prior felony convictions or pending criminal action

Think you have what it takes?

Complete this application CCSO Application – Updated 05-08-2023 and turn it in at the Dispatch Office located in the lobby of the Carter County Detention Center.

To be eligible for employment you must take and pass the Civil Service Exam.
The Civil Service Exam is held on the second Tuesday of each month at the TCAT-Elizabethton campus, located at 426 Highway 91, Elizabethton.