Sheriff's Office

As the Sheriff of Cherokee County, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the official website for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. It is a distinct honor to serve the citizens of this county and I am committed to providing these citizens with efficient, effective and professional results in law enforcement. This Office and all it's members are committed to the safety and well-being of our county's citizens.

I hope that you will take some time to learn about our agency’s operations and services that we provide in one of North Carolina’s most beautiful counties. You can readily see the results of good teamwork among our staff to provide the highest quality of law enforcement services to Cherokee County. Our office divisions of Civil Process, Patrol, Detention, Investigations, S.E.R.T, Chaplain and Victim Advocacy all work together to provide unrivaled services. I am exceptionally proud of the fine men and women of the Office of the Sheriff who strive each day to ensure the safety of our community and improve the quality of life of our citizens.

The citizens of Cherokee County play a crucial role in crime deterrence and criminal apprehension. If our office can be of assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

I am committed to having a Sheriffs’ Office which is ready and willing to facilitate your law enforcement needs in a responsive, reliable and professional manner.

Sheriff Derrick Palmer