Chief King began her career in law enforcement in September of 1994 where she originally started at the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office as an administrative assistant. Chief King completed BLET in 1998 and began working as a patrol officer. In 2003, she was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division; becoming the first female detective at the Sheriff’s Office. King was promoted to Lieutenant over CID in 2007. King left the Sheriff’s Office in 2011 and began working for the Mint Hill Police Department where she worked as a patrol officer. King left the Mint Hill Police Department as a Patrol Sergeant in 2014 when Sheriff George T. Burris appointed her as his Chief Deputy (whom is only one of four female Chief Deputies in the state). Chief King has been awarded her Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the NC Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission as well as from the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.