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 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.

Cleaning Up Rowan County for a Cure

Fighting Cancer is a cause that is easy to rally around. As members of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Relay for Life Team, we have come up with the concept to combine our efforts of raising funds for the America Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Campaign and cleaning up our environment. During this campaign, off duty sheriff’s deputies will volunteer their time and take to the roadsides of Salisbury City and Rowan County to clean litter on 15 different occasions.

As a fundraiser, we are seeking individual and local business sponsorship donations of $30. In addition we are asking sponsors to pledge $3 per garbage bag of litter picked up along the roadsides of Salisbury City and rural Rowan County. Sponsors choose the number of bags of litter they wish donate towards. Our efforts will provide funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event, while making our city and county roadside more attractive. For more information, please view the Relay for Life Campaign (PDF) and the News 14 story about the fundraiser.

Sheriff's Office Documents

Firearm Laws