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Lake Patrol
Terrell Satellite Office
Lieutenant Aaron A Turk
Lieutenant Aaron Turk
Phone: (828) 465-8348

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100 Government Drive
Newton, NC 28658

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 385
Newton, NC 28658

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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The Lake Patrol Division of The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office has two boats that patrol the waters of Lake Norman during the boating season. These Deputies enforce all state and local laws on the water and respond to incidents on land from the water as well.

Lieutenant Aaron Turk and Investigator Tyler Whisenant are assigned to the office as an extension of the Criminal Investigation Division. Lt. Turk and Inv. Whisenant perform a variety of law enforcement duties and assist the lake patrol and Terrell deputies on their investigations. They investigate cases assigned to them by interviewing witnesses and suspects, examining crime scenes, making arrests, and putting major cases together for submission to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution in Superior Court. Lt. Turk also oversees management of the unit.

Deputy Scott Sawyer and Deputy Baxter Rowe are assigned to lake patrol duties. Their duties include patrolling Lake Norman and the surrounding area year round. Approximately 25 part-time deputies serve as reinforcement of those duties during peak season.

Lake Patrol Deputies have received advance training in marine law enforcement, water rescue techniques, radiological monitoring and emergency medical training. Full time deputies attend the Small Craft Enforcement course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center located in Glynco, Ga. Part-time Lake Deputies attend a boater safety course, basic first aid course and conduct approximately 100 hours of training before being considered for the Lake Patrol Unit.

Deputy Joshua Sawyer and Deputy Scott Akins serve as the Terrell road patrol deputies. Their duties include, but are not limited to: responding to calls for service, completing written incident reports, serving arrest warrants and conducting property checks.

Lt. Aaron Turk, also receive cross-training and certification as lake patrol deputies to supplement their duties.
Phone: 828-465-8495
Lt. Aaron Turk E-mail Aaron Turk 828-465-8348
Inv. Tyler Whisenant E-mail Tyler Whisenant 828-466-7229
Dep. Scott Sawyer E-mail Scott Sawyer 828-464-3112
Dep. Robert Pruette E-mail Robert Pruette 828-464-3112
Dep. Baxter Rowe E-mail Baxter Rowe 828-464-3112
Dep. Walter Meyer E-mail Walter Meyer 828-464-3112
Dep. Josh Sawyer E-mail Josh Sawyer 828-464-3112

*In case of emergency, dial 911.