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. Halloween Safety Tips

    Halloween Safety Tips

    Soon our streets will be scattered with children trick-or-treating on Halloween. Unfortunately, several injuries occur each year due to falls and pedestrian involved car accidents. Following common sense practices can keep events safer and more enjoyable.

  2. Explorer Post 975 Wins Camp Grimes Survival Weekend Competition

    Explorer Post 975 Wins Camp Grimes Survival Weekend Competition

    The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 975 participated in a law enforcement competition September 25-27 at Camp Grimes in Morganton, NC. “Survival Weekend” is held annually with competitive events that encompass aspects of physical fitness and law enforcement activities.

  3. Captain Millard Shepherd Retires

    Captain Millard Shepherd Retires

    After 30 years of law enforcement service to Forsyth County, Captain Millard Shepherd retired from the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office on October 1st, 2015.