Most county offices and services will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday, but county parks will be open. Learn more.

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 Detention Facility that currently houses 259 inmates (close to 600 after expansion in 2021).

Important Phone Numbers

Sheriff's Administration828-465-8301
Sheriff's Office828-464-5241
Chief Executive Officer828-465-8337
Civil Process Division828-465-8320
Concealed Handgun Permits828-465-8984
Crime Prevention Officer828-465-8336
Criminal Investigation/Detective Division828-465-8340
Criminal Warrants828-465-8960
Drug Tip Line828-466-ATIP
Sex Offender Registry828-465-7974
Narcotics Division828-464-6932
Detention Facility828-465-8999
Records Division828-465-8300

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