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The Sheriff's Office is responsible for providing law enforcement within Lenoir County which encompasses a 480 square mile area.  The Sheriff's Office also has a satellite division in the town of LaGrange.  In addition to the many services the Sheriff's Office provides, the Sheriff has a team of volunteers who call the elderly once a day to check on their well being.

The Sheriff is the highest elected Law Enforcement official in the county.  The Sheriff of Lenoir County is responsible for:

       Service of all civil process papers              

       Courtroom and County Building Security

       Confinement of all Pretrial Detainees        

       Management of 285 Bed Detention Center

       Transport of all Prisoners to Prisons          

       Investigation of Drug Crimes

       Sex Offender Monitoring Program            

       Enforcement of ALL laws in their jurisdiction

       ​Response to 911 dispatches in the unincorporated areas of Lenoir County

​The Sheriff is also elected by the citizens, therefore is dedicated to serving the citizens.  In our current times, the Sheriff must not only enforce laws, but work with other agencies to arrest criminals, provided crime prevention and establish relationships to promote child safety.  The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office works with various agencies to accomplish these goal.  Some of these agencies are:

The Sheriff's Office works with local Community Programs to guide crime prevention and child safety including:

        SafeKids Eastern Carolina - There are 6 certified Child Protective Seat 

        Technicians trained to assist with child seat inspections and installations.  The

        Sheriff's Office also actively assist with "bicycle safety programs" throughout

        the county.


        Community Watch Groups - The Sheriff's Office has a specialized team that 

        assist with organizing community watches and sharing information with these 



        Lenoir County CrimeStoppers Report - The Sheriff's Office provides

        crimestopper reports weekly through TACC-9 news for recent crimes and

        wanted persons.


        Public Presentations - The Sheriff's Office is available for any of your public

        events and can provide an array of presentation topics for your group.





69 Sworn Deputies


56 Detention Officers

8 Administrative Support Staff

1 Volunteer Chaplain


4 Canines





















Sheriff's Boat for search, rescue, recovery and law enforcement operations

Mobile Command Center

Four Wheel ATV's for search, rescue and law enforcement operations

Special Response Team Vehicle equipped with advanced weapons and state of the art equipment

Three specially trained Canines for tracking fleeing suspects, missing persons, deputy protection and detection of  illegal narcotics

Drug Terminator (Portable Incinerator) for narcotics destruction

Inmate Transport Vehicle that can carry 11 inmates to other local / state confinement facilities


"Checkout" barcoding system to track movement of all civil processes

"EvidenceTrac" barcoding system to track all movement of evidence

"AFIX" Fingerprinting System to identify fingerprints and to identify persons entering and exiting the detention center

Mobile Data Terminals (MDT) in all patrol vehicles with wireless capabilities to various databases

Field Based Reporting System which allows deputies to stay in service in the county rather that in an office for reports

Online Crime Mapping System used by the Sheriff's Office to track Crime.  This system is also shared publicly

Digital In-Car Cameras

Anonymous Crime Tip EMail Link

Online Pistol Application System

Online Carry Concealed

Application System

Internet Based Inmate Visitation System to save manpower on visitation days

Advance Alcohol Breath Testing

Devices for DWI Investigations

Window Tint Meters to assist with identifying law vioaltions

State of the Art Speed

Measurement Devices (RADAR)

RADAR Notification Trailer

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