Sheriff Brown Bio

Sheriff Brown began his law enforcement career in 1988 as an Officer with the Newton Police Department. He has served as Officer, Sergeant, Criminal Investigations Division Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and became the Chief of Police of Newton in February 2008. While working as an Officer, Don was an integral part of the first Community Policing Unit at Newton Police Department. Don grew up in Hickory, NC and attended St. Stephens High School. He obtained his Criminal Justice degree from Catawba Valley Community College and Gardner Webb University. Don was also a graduate of the 230th session of the FBI National Academy. Don and his wife Jenny live in Newton and attend New Jerusalem Lutheran Church. They have two sons; Jarrett and Grayeson.

Sheriff Brown has served/currently serves on the following service boards in our community:

  • Catawba County Schools Board 2014-2018
  • Children's Advocacy and Protection Center Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Board of Directors
  • North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Board
  • Newton-Conover Rotary Board of Directors
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church Council