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It is my vision to enhance the quality of life and sense of community in Catawba County by providing effective criminal justice services that are guided by integrity and compassion, and supported by the trust of those we protect.

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Coy Reid, Sheriff
Coy Reid Sheriff
Phone: (828) 464-5241
Fax: (828) 465-8471

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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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Professional Experience
  • 1977 - 1990 Catawba County Sheriff's Office
        Road Patrol for 3 years and then
        promoted to Criminal Investigations
  • 1991 - 1993 Confidential Associates
        Private Investigator for 2 1/2 years
  • 1993 - Present Catawba County Sheriff's Office
        Narcotics Investigator, Criminal Investigator,
        Captain of Criminal Investigations,
        Promoted to Chief Deputy in July 2001
        Elected Sheriff in November 2010

  • Education
  • 1979 Western Piedmont Community College
        Associate Degree in Political Science
  • 2000 North Carolina State University
       The Administrative Officers Management Program
  • 1986 North Carolina Sheriff's Education Commission
        Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate
  • 2004 North Carolina Sheriff's Education Commission
       Advanced Service Award
  • Liberty University Counterterrorism Training in Israel
        Jan 22-31, 2006
  • National Sheriff's Association
        Executive Level Management Education
  • University of Florida
        Managing Criminal Investigators and Investigations
  • Rollins College
        The Police Middle Manager
  • University of Florida
        Verbal Judo Train the Trainer's Course
  • National Inter-Agency Incident Management System
     Incident Command I-100, I-200, I-300, I-400,
        I-700, I-800
  • LSU
        Executive Level Program Managing Weapons
        of Mass Destruction
  • Chris Ryan Seminars
        Media Training for Law Enforcement
  • NC Justice Academy
        Arrest, Search and Seizure
  • Valencia Community College
        Suicide: Police Response
  • Valencia Commuunity College
        Homicide & Other Death Investigations Counterterrorism Training

  • University of North Florida
        Homicide Investigation
  • National Association of Investigative Specialists
        Missing Person Investigation
  • Rollins College
        Intelligence Acquisition & Analysis
  • Basic SWAT, Intermediate SWAT, Advanced SWAT
        Gaston County Police
  • National Incident Management System
        Executive Level
  • Rollins College
        Tactical Narcotic Intelligence
  • Public Agency Training Council
        Undercover Drug-Narcotic Investigations
  • Valencia College
        Dive Rescue and Underwater Recovery
  • Valencia College
        Medicolegal Aspects of Sexual Battery Crimes
  • Catawba Valley Community College
        Basic SWAT
  • Catawba Valley Community College
        Intermediate SWAT
  • University of Florida
        Specialized SWAT Skills & Techniques
  • United States Marine Corps
        Advanced Tactical Operations
  • United States Marine Corps
        Advanced SWAT
  • HK International
        MP5 Operator
  • Singleton International
        MP5 Instructor
  • Semper Fi International, Inc
  • Safety Force Company
        Building Entry Search
  • Rollins College
        Hostage Negotiations: Advanced Technologies
  • Detroit Police Department
        Hostage Negotiations