A new jail is in town and new jobs have been created. In September 2017 the Sheriff’s office held an open house at the new Bladen County Law Enforcement and Detention Center on Smith Circle in Elizabethtown.
Almost a year later there are a little less than 20 new positions filled with more personnel hires needed according to the Sheriff’s First Sgt. Richard Allen. The new employees are as follows:
Jessie Anderson -Road Side Cleanup
La’Dreveus Baldwin –Detention
Tamyra Billings -Patrol Division
Joshua Bryant- Patrol Division (currently attending BLET) basic law enforcement training.
Connie Bullard -Detention
Jasmine Collins- Communications
Alex Cotton- Detention
Justin Hewett- Investigations
Cedric Jacobs -Patrol Division
Kate McVicker – Part-time Background Investigator
Joshua Pittman – Patrol
Anna Peterson -Detention
Micheal Ratcliffe -Detention
Antyawn Smith- Detention
James Smith -Roadside Clean up
Brenda Thompson -Detention
Taylor Townsend -Patrol Division
“Each one of the new employees is a crucial part of providing the citizens of Bladen County with the very best service we can offer. Each one of our new hires goes through additional training after being hired to insure our employees are specialized in their areas of expertise,” Sheriff James A McVicker stated.
The Sheriff added, “I’m so very proud of each and every one of our new hires. They each bring something special to this field that makes our office one of the very best in the state.”
First Sgt. Allen did say there are still positions open. Information about positions available may be found at the Sheriff’s Office with Investigator Kate McVicker. Anyone interested in applying for a position may stop by the Sheriff’s Office front desk to pick up and/or drop off the applications. The office is located at 299 Smith Circle in Elizabethtown.
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