On Wednesday, Feb. 9, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department announced that it will be seeking applicants at a career fair in Forsyth County rather than Guilford County.
Usually, hiring events for Guilford County law enforcement officers or for other county employees are in Guilford County – but the Sheriff’s Department, which has been seeing a whole lot of vacancies these days is clearly willing to entice those in other counties to join the force.
The job fair will be held at the Career Center of the Southeast at Hanes Hosiery Community Center, at 501 Reynolds Blvd. in Winston-Salem, on Thursday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Before attending the job fair and talking with recruiters from the Sheriff’s Department, all potential applicants are asked to visit the department’s website – at gcsonc.com – to read through the minimum employment qualifications, benefits and starting salaries for the positions.
According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Department, the event will be “an excellent opportunity for qualified and experienced officers in this and other surrounding counties to acquire fulfilling career employment with this agency. Additionally, it is also an excellent opportunity for prior military service and/or retired military service personnel who may be transitioning from the military back into civilian life to attend and learn about their employment potential with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office.”
Those interested in attending or applying can contact Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Mary Buchanan at 336-641-3333 if they have questions or need more information.
As part of the enticement process, the department has been paying better these days than in the past. A highly educated and experienced detention officer, for instance, could end up with the maximum starting salary – $ 68,250 a year – and newbies with little education can expect a starting salary of just over $40,000 a year.
The event in Winston-Salem will follow all COVID-19 safety protocols and organizers are encouraging Career Fair participants and recruiters to wear masks to the job fair.
Well,why not go to Forsyth to recruit?? Seems the big difference is that neighboring counties snatch our officers away while staying where they are.Is there something going on we cant discern? Perhaps they could hire some detectives to figure it out for them.
Good luck getting this woman to call you back.
I’ve had Forsyth Deputies tell me that they live in Guilford and would like to work here if the County paid more. Pay them and they will come Commissioners! It’s all about the money. To get folks to perform an undesirable job, you must pay them or else they’ll conclude the “juice ain’t worth the squeeze”, and select a safer occupation.
Amen Joe and Jack – you hit it on the spot. Republicans need to go to the polls on May 17th and bring in new leadership to fix this problem.
Sheriff Danny Rogers has lead the sheriffs office not by way of skilled leadership, but by fear! He fear that his lack of knowledge of running an office as intricate as this would become all too obvious to the employees. So what does he do? He pits one employee against the other and pretend both are feeding him information about the other. It’s called “divide and conquer”. It also keeps the attention off how inept he really is. Let’ us not forget that Danny Rogers couldn’t hold a job as a dog catcher with the Sheriffs Office prior to his deceit filled election. He was charged with 3 assaults on females, (he put on the sympathy charm and convinced them to drop the charges). He was charged with writing several very large, very illegal bad checks! He was fired from the two Law enforcement jobs he had after only a few weeks!
Now that he’s the sheriff, here we go again with some very serious indiscretions he has engaged in at the Sheriffs Office! The story will come out soon enough.
Who wants to work for a sheriff like that!! That’s the reason they have to recruit outside the county! Because everyone in Guildford County knows Rogers! Irrespective of the pay, they are not interested in joining the Sheriffs office as long as Rogers is the Sheriff! ! If Rogers resigned today, you will have a stack of applicants tomorrow. It’s just that simple!
This man has single-handedly ruined that Sheriffs Office!!! Prior to becoming Sheriff, he was a janitor at his church! I really hope his church still have that position open for him in November!!
Show us the proof- please provide facts not he said she said.
Glenn is your last name Rogers.
No it is not
How far away do you have to go in order to recruit, to get away from the stink of Guilford County politics?
Probably as far as I would like, from this County. I’m thinking Ecuador.
The best recruiting boost could come if Danny Rogers “Hit the Road” and didn’t come back.