Did I miss something? You went to NC? Why would you turn your back on BIDMC? TIM! BEN!any big city agency here in north carolina will have a high call volume and pleanty of people to put in jail. down south, the sheriff's offices have more power than the local agencies just for the mere fact that as a deputy sheriff you patrol the whole county instead of the city limits. if i were you, i would apply to any agency hiring, you will have a better chance of getting picked up especially if you are prior law enforcement. also, most if not all agencies will give you a take home patrol vehicle, which is a big plus!