The Currituck Sheriff’s Office is unique in that we cover a total of over 540 square miles with 276 being land the rest being water. Our county is divided into 3 separate areas that are divided by a county or state line. We are the primary law enforcement agency with several divisions within the office.
The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for a variety full range law enforcement. The office is comprised of 34 detention officers and 74 sworn officers, along with a supporting office staff.
The patrol division handles:
- routine patrols,
- calls for service,
- investigating felony and misdemeanor cases,
- school safety,
- drug enforcement,
- maintaining the safety of those who travel on our roads through strict traffic enforcement,
- and holding crime prevention and educational training through community outlets to name a few.
The specialized units within the sworn side of the office include:
- Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
- Honor Guard
- Motorcycle Unit
- Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) / Search and Rescue
- Marine Partrol
- Beach Deputy Detail
- Narcotics (NARC) Division
- Criminal Investigation Division (CID)
- School Resource Officers (SRO)
- Administrative Division
The detention center is responsible for the:
- safe keeping and housing of inmates,
- courtroom security,
- and transporting of inmates.
The office staff handles:
- gun permits,
- sex offender registry,
- conceal weapon permits,
- walk in reports,
- records keeping,
- and other related office task.
As the most visible symbol of the law, members of the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office must conduct themselves in a manner that inspires respect for the law. To be worthy of public trust, law enforcement authority must be exercised in a manner consistent with the highest principles of a free society. The nation’s political system is founded on the belief that certain rights are inalienable and that government may not deny or abridge these rights. The Policy Manual sets forth the limits of conduct and the exercise of power. The policies are designed to instill a high degree of public trust in law enforcement while, at the same time, providing fair and reasonable standards of conduct for Deputy Sheriff’s and members.
Our policies and procedures define who we are and reflect our values. Many of these policies are well-founded on state and federal laws and others are borne from experience and success. Your job, your future, and in many instances your family’s future and security depends upon your awareness and compliance with these policies and procedures. The policies are designed to provide you with guidance in fulfilling your responsibilities on a daily basis. The rules and procedures are designed to provide consistency in how all of us perform specific responsibilities. A solid future with the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office is reserved only for those who choose to learn and follow these policies. Your conduct and behavior are not only a reflection of you, they are a reflection of your team members and the person elected to serve as your Sheriff. Whenever there is written policies there will also be law enforcement professionalism. Law enforcement professionals view standards of conduct as positive ethical goals that are basic and fundamental elements of an effective professional organization.
Currituck County Sheriff’s Office is a professional community law enforcement agency staffed by individuals who cherish the highest standards of conduct and performance. This Policy Manual is a reflection of these concepts and, when fairly applied, the policies confirm this commitment to ourselves and to our community.
Sheriff Matt Beickert,
Currituck County Sheriff
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