Detention Officer

Website New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

The Detention Division consists of four squads whose primary duties include the supervision of the inmate population within the New Hanover County Detention Facility. This supervision includes, but is not limited to, ensuring the inmates are housed in a safe environment, providing quality meals, and providing inmates with family and attorney contact through frequent visitation.

The Division also includes a fifth squad which is responsible for inmate transportation to and from the facility, inmate classification, front desk responsibilities, and logistical duties. In addition, there is a booking/intake unit that is staffed 24 hours a day and is responsible for processing inmates who are pending confinement.

The Facility, located on Juvenile Center Road, employs 98 deputies and 71 detention officers along with nine members of a civilian support staff. The Division’s primary objectives include operational security and focuses on the safety of the officers, support staff, and inmates who live and work within it.

Four Squads consist of thirty-one officers
Classification consists of two deputies, three detention officer
Transportation Unit consists of eight deputies
Warrant/Front Desk consists of ten deputies

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