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A Message from the Sheriff,
Sheriff Ralph E. Kersey

“Thank you for visiting the official web site of the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office. On behalf of all employees we appreciate your interest in our office. We at the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office take very seriously our role as public servants. We exist to serve and protect every member of our diverse community. We are committed to providing the highest level of professional, efficient and effective service to every resident, business owner and visitor to our county. Our mission is to build a safe community across Scotland County.

Scotland County was founded in 1899 from the southeastern part of Richmond County. It was named after Scotland, as many of its early European settlers were Scots-Irish and Scottish Highlanders. Although Scotland County is relatively young among North Carolina counties, having been formed in 1899, it has a rich and interesting history. As the 11th Sheriff of Scotland County, I will ensure every member of our office carries on the tradition of protecting and serving our community as we have for more than 115 years. We serve our community in providing law enforcement, emergency, corrections, civil, public administrator and animal care services.

We are facing very exciting, yet challenging times in the Scotland County area. We are ready to confront and adapt to these changes to ensure we provide the highest quality of service.

I welcome and value your opinions and thoughts on how we are doing in serving you and our community. Our success depends on strong community partnership. It is one of my goals as your Sheriff to “Build Unity in the Community.” You may contact me at (910) 277-3114 or through the community comments section of our website.

I appreciate you taking the time to inquire about our agency. I am honored at the opportunity to serve you.”

Ralph E. Kersey, Sheriff


The Scotland County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to providing the best law enforcement services we can to the citizens of Scotland County. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for all Citizens by protecting and serving. We will strive to build unity between the Sheriff's Office and the community. We will work to insure that our officers are trained to a high degree of professionalism, providing service with integrity, honesty and respect.

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Please open a direct line of communication with Sheriff Ralph Kersey.

Crime Tip Line 910-277-4258

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