Sheriff of Lenoir County
Jackie Rogers was elected by the citizens of Lenoir County to serve as Sheriff in November 2022. Sheriff Rogers officially took office on December 5, 2022 in a public ceremony held in the Lenoir County Superior Court room.
Sheriff Rogers is a Lenoir County native since birth and he graduated from South Lenoir High School. After completing high school, he attended and completed Basic Law Enforcement Training at Pitt Community College. He has been awarded his Intermediate and Advanced Law Enforcement Certification and has been awarded the Long Leaf Pine Award from the North Carolina Governor.
Sheriff Rogers has been a dedicated servant to the people since he began his career in law enforcement. He started with the Kinston Police Department where he served in numerous roles as a Patrol Officer, Police Community Action Team Member, Narcotics Investigator and the SWAT member. After 8 years with the Kinston Police Department, Sheriff Rogers was hired by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol where he was stationed in his home District of A7 Lenoir County where he retired after 30 years of service. After retirement, Sheriff Rogers, served as a code enforcement officer with the City of Kinston until his successful campaign and election as Sheriff in 2022.
As your Sheriff of Lenoir County, Jackie Rogers' intent is to help make Lenoir County a better, safer place for all of us to live and raise our families. He believes that the Sheriff, his staff and his Office represent a standard of public trust and he is honored to be the Sheriff of Lenoir County. He has set goals for his staff and Office:
Creating an open, transparent and approachable relationship with the citizens of Lenoir County in an effort to reduce crime.
Building a proactive law enforcement agency that would target drug and gun violence.
Fostering an environment within the Sheriff’s Department that builds morale and is supportive of all employees.