Sheriff’s Office

The Currituck County Sheriff’s Office is committed to seeking avenues to affirmatively promote and preserve the feeling of security and safety to the citizens of Currituck County.

The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for a full range of law enforcement, detention and court related duties. The Sheriff’s Office is comprised of officers assigned to work routine patrol in our neighborhoods, serve as a school resource officer in our schools, serve civil process, conduct major crime and drug investigations and conduct court security as well as hold crime prevention and educational training.

Our agency is unique in that it covers a total of 540 square miles with 276 square miles being land and 264 square miles being water. Our county consists of the mainland, Knotts Island which is separated from the mainland by water, and Corolla and Carova Beaches which are also separated from the mainland by water. We are the primary agency providing law enforcement services in these 540 square miles of jurisdiction.

The Sheriff’s Office also works cooperatively with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCHP) in an effort to maintain the safety of all those who travel on the roadways throughout Currituck County as well as assisting NCHP with accidents and traffic related issues.

Mission Statement

It shall be the mission of the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office to protect and serve the citizens of Currituck County with fairness, compassion, and respect. The citizens of Currituck County are the most important judges of our performance and judgment occurs “at the moment of truth” when a service is provided. We pledge to serve the citizens with honor and treat them with dignity.

Quality and excellence in work will be held in the highest regard. We recognize the importance of each individual’s role in the organization and encourage the flow of information and the exchange of ideas. Through education, training, and planning for the future, we will maintain highly capable guardians of the community who will be recognized for their character, commitment to duty, and competence in executing those duties.

Above all, we will remember our sworn oath to protect the constitutional rights of all the people while working together to keep persons free from crime and never forgetting the right to live in peace.

Online Pistol Purchase Permit & Concealed Carry Handgun Permit
Responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Office
  • Investigates criminal activities
  • Serves civil process papers
  • Obtains and serves criminal summons and warrants
  • Peddler/Solicitor Permit Application and Noise Permit
  • Maintains records of all investigations in Currituck County
  • Maintains a registry of all sex offenders living in Currituck County
  • Print fingerprints for individuals