Sheriff's Office

Sheriff's Administration Building

Our Vision:

To enhance quality of life and sense of community in Forsyth County by providing effective criminal justice services that are guided by integrity and compassion, and supported by the trust of those we protect.

Our Mission:

To ensure the security of life and property, prevent crime and disorder, and enforce the laws of North Carolina and the United States.

Our Values:

  • Integrity - Trust - Compassion

Our Strategy:

To identify and deploy best practice methods incorporating them into our policies and procedures while engaging in continuing education in sheriff’s office responsibilities.

Sheriff's Message:

The FCSO is a comprehensive provider of public safety services. We are one team with one mission to keep Forsyth County safe. We are committed to the most current best practices and effective research based methods to ensure our citizens enjoy the highest quality of life. We are professional, responsible, and accountable and perform with courage and dedication, often with great sacrifice. I am honored to be part of the FCSO team.

Sheriff's Office News

  1. Emergency Response Personnel Attend FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute

    Emergency Response Personnel Attend FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute

    Staff members from City/County Government, Fire, EMS, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Police, Emergency Management and Red Cross and its partnering agencies and organizations were invited to the National Emergency Training Center (NETC), FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Maryland for a week of training and exercise.

  2. Lieutenant Wendy Longworth Retires

    Lieutenant Wendy Longworth Retires

    With more than 27 years of law enforcement service to Forsyth County, Lieutenant Wendy Longworth retired from the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office on October 1st, 2014.

  3. Sergeant Jay Wood Retires

    Sergeant Jay Wood Retires

    With more than 22 years of law enforcement service to Forsyth County, Sergeant Jay Wood retired from the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office on October 1st, 2014.

  4. In Memoriam

    In Memoriam

    The Sheriff Office regretfully acknowledges that Benny, K9 partner and loyal friend of Deputy Ryan Rae, died unexpectedly from surgical complications following a brief illness on September 26, 2014.

  5. Halloween Safety Tips

    Halloween Safety Tips

    Soon our streets will be scattered with little ghosts, goblins and witches trick-or-treating this Halloween. The major dangers are not from these little ghouls, but rather from falls and pedestrian/car accidents. Halloween should be filled with surprise and festive activities, and following some common sense practices can keep events safer and more enjoyable.