The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department protects citizens through crime investigation and prevention.
Non Discrimination Policy
The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office, in accordance with State and Federal law, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or age. If you wish to report such discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at 1-800-669-4000 or visit their website at www.eeoc.gov.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (OCR), 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TTY). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech) or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).
Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department Conflict of Interest Policy
- PROVIDING SERVICES TO THE COUNTY
If an employee is a partner, stockholder, employee, manager, or has a member of their immediate family in a business that sells products or provides services to the County or has access to County information that may be used for private gain, the employee shall advise the Office of their interest in the business. This shall be completed in the form of an office memo. An office official will determine if a conflict of interest exists, and if so, will advise the employee and his or her supervisor.
The employee shall not do department business with or direct department business with a business by which the employee or member, his or her immediate family is an employee, partner, stockholder or manager. Failure to comply with these provisions is grounds for termination.
This policy approved by Donald Street, Sheriff of Mitchell County.
Hyper-Reach Alert System
Mitchell County provides its residents with Hyper-Reach, a means by which you can receive emergency announcements.The Sheriff’s Department encourages you to sign up for the free service. To learn more about it, visit here.
Applying for Handgun Permits in Mitchell County
The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department provides the following links for forms required for requesting a concealed gun carry permit, a renewal of an issued permit, and the associated documents that must be completed and filed. Please note that some documents must be notarized. If this is not completed properly, approval of the permit may be delayed.
The files have been saved in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. They can be opened with the free Acrobat Reader (download it here if you do not have it installed on your computer or device). Please download the file(s) you need, print them out, and complete them. If you have problems opening or accessing these files, please contact our office for assistance.
If you have questions, please call the Sheriff’s Department Office at 828.688.3982 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., seven days a week.
The Sheriff’s Department is located at 63 Crimson Laurel Way in Bakersville, NC 28705.