Sheriff's Office

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office was established in 1753, with the Sheriff as the only officer. The Sheriff’s Office now consists of a total of 207 employees of which 121 are Full-time and 20 are Part-time law enforcement officers with 50 Full-time civilian and 16 part-time civilian staff. This civilian number includes Detention Officers with no power of arrest. During 2003, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office was awarded the J. Stannard Baker Award, a national award for outstanding achievement in highway safety. 


To Provide professional law enforcement to the citizens of Rowan County, North Carolina through efficient and effective methods. This mission encompasses functions of courthouse security, civil process, operation of detention facility, investigations and community patrol.


Make an appointment to get your fingerprints taken. It is by appointment and for Rowan County residents only, please call 704-216-8700. The price is $10 cash and must be paid in correct change. A government issued ID with address is required. You will have to reschedule if you are more than 15 minutes late.

Sheriff's Office Documents