Sheriff's Office



  A. C. E.

Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team

The A.C.E. Team consists of five deputies responsible for working areas that have been identified as "high crime" areas or neighborhoods with special needs. These assignments are temporary and moved around Rowan County as the need arises. The unit works areas in the county with drug problems, traffic concerns or any area where high visibility and concentrated efforts may assist in eliminating a problem. This unit is also available to work drug interdiction along the interstate and highways throughout the county. One officer is designated as a Highway Safety Officer and works closely with the Governor's Highway Safety Program in providing training and safety programs for high school drivers as well as seat belt and child safety seat programs.

Should you feel your area has a need for the A.C.E. Team to concentrate on or any particuliar community program, contact Sgt. W. Smith at the Rowan County Sheriff's Office at 704-216-8651 or via email at

G.R.E.A.T. Vehicle Confiscated from your Local Gang Member

Explorers With McGruf and Safety Pup 

Community Programs Offered

Gang Awareness - Basic information on gangs, recognizing gang graffiti, and warning signs to watch for concerning your child. Approximately 1.5 hours.

Community Watch - Officers meet with members of the community and help citizens start a Community Watch Program in their neighborhoods. Approximately 1 hour.

Senior Safety - Senior citizens are given pointers on how to make their homes safer, how to avoid scams, and general safety in the public. Approximately 30-45 minutes.

Child Identification Kits - Your group or organization can request child identification kits from the Rowan County Sheriff's Office. These kits, which are kept by the parent, contain the child's photo, fingerprints, and other important information. Kits are free of charge to any organization wishing to receive them.

Driver Education / Safety Program - An A.C.E. Team Officer teaches students involved in the driver's education program the dangers of impaired driving and excessive speed. This course is given in conjunction with the Rowan-Salisbury County School System's driver's ed.

DWI Checkpoints - The Rowan County Sheriff's Office is periodically involved in DWI checkpoints in an attempt to keep our streets and highways safe.

Lake Patrol - Officers are assigned to patrol the High Rock Lake area during peak months for watercraft violations. Officers assist stranded boaters and look for dangerous boating violations.

Citizen Training Academy - The Citizen Training Academy (CTA) is a community oriented Law Enforcement program designed to give interested citizens of Rowan County an inside look at their Sheriff's Office. The purpose of the CTA is to deliver high quality interactive training that helps promote education for the citizens and for the Sheriff and staff. The CTA  consists of 8 classroom sessions, 3 practical hands-on sessions, a field trip, some equipment demonstrations and a graduation/reception. Call Sgt. J. S. Croyle at (704) 216-8673 for an application or vist our Main Office at 232 N. Main St. in Salisbury,NC or our Landis Office located at 102 N. Central Ave in Landis, NC. "Building Relationships Through Mutual Education."

Download Brochure:CTA Brochure.pdf