Welcome to Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office
Wilkes County is located in Northwestern North Carolina with approximately 67,500 residents. The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for ensuring all residents’ and visitors’ safety in a county that covers 758 square miles.
“We the members of the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office strive to facilitate justice through service and protection while providing a safe and secure environment for Wilkes County.”
Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office also provides other services that you can find on this site. Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office is a proud member of the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association.
2015 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant
The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office is making application for funding under the 2015 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant through the U.S. Department of Justice. The funding requested will purchase body armor (bullet proof vests) to ensure the safety of Wilkes County Deputies. Should any citizen wish to comment on the use of these funds, please contact Sheriff Chris Shew at (336) 903-7600.