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911 Center


Sheriff's Office

Susan D. Johnson

407 Maple Road
Maple, NC 27956



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Corolla/Carova Office

1123 Ocean Trail
Corolla, NC 27927


This office is generally not manned.
Knotts Island Office

633 Knotts Island Road
Knotts Island, NC 27950


This office is generally not manned.
Detention Center

Animal Control

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Mainland Office

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed on County holidays

Currituck County Sheriff's Office

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: Currituck County Sheriff's Office has received several calls from citizens stating they are receiving calls from someone claiming to to be with the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). IRS will never initiate contact with a taxpayer by phone, email, text or social media to ask for personal or financial information. Indeed, the IRS will not call you and demand immediate payment on any taxes owed. The IRS handles any issues with taxes you owe by mailing you an official bill.

Never give out personal information, the IRS representative said that, despite warnings, people still readily give out personal data and fall into the traps of these scammers.

In fact, The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has received reports of about 290,000 fraudulent contacts made since October 2013. The TIGTA is aware of nearly 3,000 victims who have collectively paid more than $14 million as a result of scams in which individuals make unsolicited calls to taxpayers fraudulently claiming to be IRS officials and demanding that they send them cash via prepaid debit cards.

Posted November 19, 2015

About Us

The Currituck County Sheriff's Office is committed to seeking avenues to affirmatively promote and preserve the feeling of security and safety to the citizens of Currituck County.

The Sheriff's Office is responsible for a full range of law enforcement, detention, animal control and court related duties. The Sheriff's Office is comprised of officers assigned to work routine patrol in our neighborhoods, serve as a school resource officer in our schools, serve civil process, conduct major crime and drug investigations and conduct court security as well as hold crime prevention and educational training.

Our agency is unique in that it covers a total of 540 square miles with 276 square miles being land and 264 square miles being water. Our county consists of the mainland, Knotts Island which is separated from the mainland by water, and Corolla and Carova Beaches which are also separated from the mainland by water. We are the primary agency providing law enforcement services in these 540 square miles of jurisdiction.

The Sheriff's Office also works cooperatively with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCHP) in an effort to maintain the safety of all those who travel on the roadways throughout Currituck County as well as assisting NCHP with accidents and traffic related issues.

What This Office Does

  • Investigates criminal activities
  • Serves civil process papers
  • Obtains and serves criminal summons and warrants
  • Processes and issues Gun Permits, Concealed Carry Permits, Peddlers/Solicitors Permit Application and Noise Permits
  • Maintains records of all investigations in Currituck County
  • Maintains a registry of all sex offenders  living in Currituck County
  • Print fingerprints for individuals

What This Office Does Not Do

  • Accidents: Highway Patrol is the primary agency
  • Issue ATV permits - contact County Manager's office, 252-232-2075
  • Release criminal record information - done through Clerk of Court, 252-232-6200 or S.B.I., 919-662-4500 ext. 6266
  • Offer legal advice - seek private counsel or speak with a Magistrate, 252-232-2216
  • Handle jury excuses - jury matters are handled through the Clerk of Court, 252-232-6200

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