The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office delivers public safety service to support a
high quality of life for all residents and visitors of Mecklenburg County. Responsibilities of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office include providing
security for the courts, the service of civil process, enforcing local, state, and federal laws and operating the largest jail system in the Carolina's.
The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office will enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limitations of
the Sheriff’s Office authority and the constitutional rights of all persons. It is not its role to legislate, render legal judgments, or punish.
A key public safety responsibility to the citizens of Mecklenburg County is operation and delivery of the highest quality and most cost-effective
prisoner custody, security, and transportation services available. Our facilities have been nationally accredited since 2003. The Mecklenburg County
Sheriff’s Office provides a benchmark for other agencies striving for our level of success.
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