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

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

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Responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Office
  • Investigates criminal activities
  • Serves civil process papers
  • Obtains and serves criminal summons and warrants
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  • Maintains records of all investigations in Currituck County
  • Maintains a registry of all sex offenders living in Currituck County
  • Print fingerprints for individuals