The Guilford County Board of Commissioners just gave the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department four new positions and the department will try and fill those and other job slots at a special recruiting event on Thursday, Sept. 9 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The department will offer two information presentation sessions – which start at 4:30 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m. – at the Army National Guard Armory on Franklin Street in Greensboro.

According to the press release from the Sheriff’s Department announcing the event, it “will be focused towards identifying applicants who are seeking employment positions as either Detention Service Officers or as Sworn Deputy Sheriff’s.”  It adds that, “At this time, there is no prior experience required for either of these positions.  However, applicants must be able to perform the essential job functions.”

Anyone interested can find out more information by visiting the department’s website at  The site will answer some questions about required employment qualifications, starting salaries, job benefits, etc.

The Sheriff’s Department has had an especially difficult time getting guards for the county’s two jails in recent years. It has lost a good number of employees to nearby law enforcement agencies and the notice states that all “qualified and experienced officers in this and other surrounding counties” should look into going to work for the department.  It sounds a lot like county law enforcement is openly trying to nab officers from the Greensboro Police Department and the High Point Police Department.

The notice also stated that is a good opportunity for people with a military service background who are transitioning back into civilian life.

Those interested in attending or applying can contact Sgt. Mary Buchanan at 336-641-3333 if they need more information.