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Records Division
Lynne Carpenter

Contact: Lt Lynne Carpenter
Phone: (828) 465-8300

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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.

The Records Division is responsible for collecting, maintaining, and disseminating information to law enforcement agencies and the public. The Records Division manages case reports for Sheriff's Office Road Patrol, Investigations and the Newton Detention Facility. Officers called to crime scenes are required to investigate and submit a field report to the Records Division for computer data entry.

Citizens needing a copy of a report may come to the Records Division between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Incident Based Reporting is submitted to the State of North Carolina and is included in the Uniform Crime Report. The Uniform Crime Report is maintained by the Records Division and lists crime statistics for the Sheriff's Office.

Additional responsibilities include Central Warrant repository, child support show cause papers, orders for arrest, background checks for handgun purchase permits, alcohol and drug abuse, private attorney criminal history checks, officer criminal history checks for court, public fingerprints, county employment backgrounds, concealed carry permits, domestic violence orders and sex offender public registration files.