It is the policy of the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office to accept employment application packets on a continuous and ongoing basis. These packets consist of a Harnett County Application, a North Carolina Sheriff’s Standards F-3 (Personal History Statement) and a North Carolina Sheriff’s Standards Release Authorization Form. These employment application packets are continually accepted regardless of the availability of vacancies. Each application packet is then screened and evaluated. Eligible applicants are then notified as vacancies become available. Due to the high volume of employment application packets, applicants will NOT be notified as to their status.

Applicants should designate which division they want their Application Packet directed. (Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff (BLET Cadet), Detention, Communications or Civilian). 

You may submit application packets, in person, at the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office during regular business hours, or via the US Postal Service to the below address. If you have further questions you may call Lieutenant Dominic Alvarado at 910-893-0130 or via email at

Harnett County Sheriff’s Office
PO Box 399
Lillington, NC, 27546
Attention: Recruitment

Use the attached links to locate the websites for the necessary forms and files.