Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Brown was elected to office in 2018 after serving with the city of Newton Police Department for 30 years and retiring after ten years as Police Chief. Sheriff Brown believes strongly in developing relationships and partnerships between law enforcement and the community. To read more about the Mission Statement for the Sheriff's Office, click here.

To read more about Sheriff Don Brown, click here.

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responds to approximately 115,000 calls for service each year and is comprised of 265 deputies and employees. The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for responding to calls for service, crime prevention, serving civil process and criminal papers, sex offender registrations, investigating crime, providing School Resource Officers at county high, middle & elementary schools and CVCC, narcotics, and the 579 bed detention facility

Important Phone Numbers

Sheriff's Office - Main Line828-464-5241
Gun Permits & Fingerprints828-465-8984
Civil Process & Paper Service828-465-8320
Detention Facility828-465-8999
Criminal Investigation/Detective Division828-465-8340
Sex Offender Registry828-465-7974
Narcotics Division828-464-6932
Drug Tip Line828-466-ATIP

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