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Support Services - Capt. Mitchell Johnson

Captain Mitch Johnson is a graduate of the 1983 senior class of Scotland High School. Captain Johnson began his service to our country and our citizens when he joined the United States Marine Corps. Johnson was distinguished as the Marine Corps Honor Man, an award given to the graduates that display leadership, teamwork and ”Esprit de Corps”. Johnson proceeded through the enlisted ranks where he was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant.

In 1995 Captain Johnson began his service with the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center. In 1996 Captain Johnson graduated Basic Law Enforcement Training at Robeson Community College and served as a transport officer in the detention center. Captain Johnson was transferred to the patrol division where he remained until 2003 when he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Captain Johnson worked as a Child Support enforcement officer until the year 2008. Captain Johnson was promoted to the position of Patrol Commander where he worked with administration and addressed the needs and assignments of the patrol division. This position coordinated special duty assignments while providing support for shift Lieutenant’s, provided vehicle management for repair and service of department vehicles. In 2010 Captain Johnson was promoted to the Chief Deputy position and was assigned the duties of purchase order procurement, providing resources for Investigation, Patrol, Civil and Detention. In 2014 under the leadership of Sheriff Ralph Kersey, Johnson was assigned captain of Support services and works closely with the Sheriff and Chief Deputy as the Training coordinator and Public information officer.

Captain Johnson has received his North Carolina Advance Law Enforcement Certificate. Additional certifications include General Instructor Certificate from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Commission Specialized Firearms Instructor, Subject Control and Arrest Instructor, Special Weapons and Tactics I and II, Taser electronic control device Instructor, OC Aerosol, Less than lethal Impact and Chemical munitions and Distraction Device Instructor.

Captain Johnson serves as the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team Commander, and the Commander of the Sheriff’s Honor guard. He is responsible for the areas of Civil, Gun Permits and Sex Offenders.

Captain Johnson is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Development.

Contact phone number: 910.277.3151

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Civil Process - Lt. Amy Locklear

The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division carries out the sheriff’s statutory responsibility for the service of process and execution of writs. These judicial process documents originate from the courts, governmental agencies and private attorneys in North Carolina and throughout the United States and include:
- Summons
- Civil Summons
- Domestic Violence Orders
- Claim and Deliveries
- Writs for Possession (real and personal property)
- Civil Orders for Arrest
- Tax Warrants
- Attachments
- Writs of Executions (enforcement of money judgments)
- Child Custody Orders
The Civil Section also enforces levies and writs of attachment and conducts Sheriff’s sales to aid in the collection of money judgments.

For information about having your documents serve, call the Civil Division.
(910) 277-3196 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Or visit the division’s public window during regular business hours
(Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5 p.m.) Located in the:

Scotland County Court House
212 Biggs Street
Laurinburg, N.C. 28352

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Sex Offenders - Sgt. Eddie Smith

Sgt. Eddie Smith
The North Carolina General Assembly created the North Carolina Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry in January 1996. This law outlines registration requirements for persons living in North Carolina, non-resident students and non-resident workers.

If you have specific questions about information contained in an offender registration record, contact the Scotland County Sheriff's office. If the offender is located in the area or call the Office for the county listed in the offender’s current address.

If you have specific questions about North Carolina law pertaining to registration requirements, please see North Carolina General Statute 14-208.5.

If you have knowledge of errors in an offender’s registration record, please contact the sheriff's office at 910-277-3157 if for Scotland County or contact the Sheriff’s Office for the county listed in the offender’s current address.

NC Sex Offender Database

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Child Support Division - Lt. Jason L. Butler

The Scotland County Child Support Division. Child Support inquiries can be directed to the DHHS Customer Service Call Center at 1-800-992-9457 and/or the Child Support 1405 West Boulevard PO Box 1647, Laurinburg, NC 28353 State Courier#:14-38-03
(910) 277-2406 / Fax: (910) 277-2402

- Information may also be obtained by visiting the state operated child support website at http://www.ncchildsupport.com/. The child support department is responsible for providing the following services:

- Noncustodial Parent Location: confirm the noncustodial parent’s location in order to initiate the process.

- Establishment of Paternity: determine the biological father either voluntarily or by other legal means including DNA paternity testing.

- Establishment of Child Support Obligation: a court order that establishes a monetary child support obligation based on the NC Child Support Guidelines which may include medical coverage. The obligation may be established voluntarily or by other legal methods.

- Collection of Child Support Payments: all payments are made to the North Carolina Centralized Collections for monitoring and tracking purposes.

- Enforcement of Child Support Obligations: to enforce child support payments through administrative or judicial actions; the most common method being mandatory wage withholding.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services
North Carolina e-Child Support

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Records Division - Deputy Michelle Gay

The Records Division responsible for providing daily computer entries for reporting statistical information for the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, SBI, and Homeland Security. Deputy Gay manages the legal documents, type forms and letters and maintains files. She must research criminal, missing persons, sex offender and victim’s databases for the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, as well as other agencies per direction. She must also review and verify data as necessary, and prepare and maintain case files for transmission to the Solicitor's Office and various other courts.
Deputy Gay is also TAC for the Sheriff’s Office and maintains all DCI files and testing. Deputy Gay completed her BLET training in 2017.

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