You may not have committed any crimes, but the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department is still coming after you – and any other good people in the county. The department doesn’t want to arrest you, but instead it wants to hire you and put you to work as a detention officer.
Guilford County Sheriff Danny Rogers was reelected to that job in the November 8 election, but he’s still facing a problem that’s been a major issue since before he took the job four years ago – filling vacancies, especially detention officer vacancies.
For obvious reasons, some job seekers don’t want to work in a confined space with a lot of people accused of crimes. However, over the last several years, the department has raised salaries and added so many perks and bonuses to lure applicants in that anyone with interest in a detention officer job should probably look into it.
In order to fill those jobs, the Sheriff’s Department is hosting a new recruitment event on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. at the Guilford County Detention Center at 201 S. Edgeworth St. in downtown Greensboro.
According to promotional literature from the department, the purpose of the November 19 recruitment event is “to educate individuals on the role of a detention officer for the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office.” It adds that this “will be an excellent opportunity for qualified and experienced applicants in this and other surrounding counties to acquire fulfilling career employment with this agency.”
The event will also give potential applicants a chance to learn about the different positions being offered by the department.
The Guilford County Sheriff’s Department operates two jails – one that’s ten years old in downtown Greensboro and another smaller and older jail in High Point. Anyone with questions about the recruitment event can call 336-641-3333.