Sheriff's Office

Sheriff's Administration Building

Our Vision:

To enhance quality of life and sense of community in Forsyth County by providing effective criminal justice services that are guided by integrity and compassion, and supported by the trust of those we protect.

Our Mission:

To ensure the security of life and property, prevent crime and disorder, and enforce the laws of North Carolina and the United States.

Our Values:

  • Integrity - Trust - Compassion

Our Strategy:

To identify and deploy best practice methods incorporating them into our policies and procedures while engaging in continuing education in sheriff’s office responsibilities.

Sheriff's Message:

The FCSO is a comprehensive provider of public safety services. We are one team with one mission to keep Forsyth County safe. We are committed to the most current best practices and effective research based methods to ensure our citizens enjoy the highest quality of life. We are professional, responsible, and accountable and perform with courage and dedication, often with great sacrifice. I am honored to be part of the FCSO team.

Sheriff's Office News

  1. Back to School Safety Tips

    Back to School Safety Tips

    Every day millions of students use school buses as transportation to and from school and this fall, thousands of students will leave their families and friends to attend college. Read these tips on school bus safety and campus safety.

  2. Lieutenant Richard Brown Retires

    Lieutenant Richard Brown Retires

    After 30 years of law enforcement service to Forsyth County, Lieutenant Richard Brown retired from the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office on July 1st, 2015.

  3. Detention Officer Pamela Hairston Retires

    Detention Officer Pamela Hairston Retires

    After 15 years of law enforcement service to Forsyth County, Detention Officer Hairston retired from the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office on June 1st, 2015.

  4. Summer Safety Tips

    Summer Safety Tips

    With Summer in full swing and the July 4th weekend approaching, Forsyth County Sheriff William T. Schatzman asks all citizens to join him in making this Fourth of July holiday happy, enjoyable and safe for everyone.