Detention Center
Sheriff Kevin L. Auten

The Rowan County Detention Center is a 210 bed, direct supervision facility made up primarily of dormitory style housing units. The Rowan County Detention Center Annex facility can house an additional 160 inmates.  The annex facility is comprised of four forty inmate dormitories.  Both facilities are self-sufficient operations consisting of housing, food service and laundry facilities that maintain a high level of service on a daily basis.

The detention facilities are commanded by  Captain G. M. Hannold and Lt. A. Mackey and Lt. J. Gagliardi.   There are four squads, each consisting of one sergeant, one master deputy and eight detention officers.  Detention officers are not required to be BLET certified, however they must complete DOCC training within one year of their hire date.  A fifth squad is assigned administrative/transportation duties and the other four are assigned housing/security details.  Officers assigned housing/security duties are currently working straight 12 hour shifts on a 2-2, 3-2, 2-2 schedule.  

For inmate listings and warrant information, please visit Police 2 Citizen and click on the appropriate tabs in the top-right corner of the page.

115 West Liberty Street Salisbury, NC  28144
(704) 216-8770

Personal items for inmates are not accepted at this facility.  Tobacco products are prohibited.  Inmates are allowed to work, openings permitting, in the kitchen and the laundry and are required to keep their housing units clean. Money can be mailed in the form of a money order, deposited online at or deposited in the kiosk in the lobby at either the main jail or annex locations.  Money orders mailed to facility must include the inmate's ID number along with the name.

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