Forsyth County Sheriff William T. Schatzman is pleased to announce the promotion of Captain Beth C. Pritchard to Major of the Law Enforcement Bureau of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Major Pritchard was promoted effective November 7th, and she will oversee aspects of the sheriff’s office to include the Field Services, Investigative Services, Judicial Services, Civil and Support Services, and Professional Standards and Inspections. Major Pritchard is the first female to be appointed as Major in the history of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
Major Pritchard, 45, began her Law Enforcement career in 1987 with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. She has worked in many divisions within the sheriff’s office during her career to include the Law Enforcement Detention Center, Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Records, Community Policing, Communications and Professional Standards. Prior to her promotion, Major Pritchard served as Captain of Professional Standards and Inspections. Major Pritchard has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice and is a Crisis Negotiator with the FCSO. Major Pritchard also achieved her Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission and holds a Specialized Firearms Instructor and General Instructor certificates by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.