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What we do...

The uniformed Patrol Division of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office stands ready to serve the citizens and businesses of Henderson County by providing a partnership with them, to investigate crime, enforce the law and safeguard lives and property. Our highly trained and dedicated team of professionals will provide this service by proactive and courteous interactions with our community.

The work performed by this division is massive in its scope. While usually occurring in a motor vehicle, officers may also respond on foot, bicycle, horse, ATV, boat, helicopter or motorcycle to calls for police service. The uniformed patrol officer must be knowledgeable and proficient at a variety of tasks. The uniformed officers are highly trained in recognizing neighborhood concerns in addition to criminal activity. Officers assigned to this division are the most visible symbols of all county services and considered the foundations on which other police services are delivered.

Who we are...

The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office uniformed Patrol Division consists of 56 full time patrol officers and totaling five squads (Baker, Charlie, David, Edward, and Union) and specialty units (Animal Enforcement, Traffic Enforcement, SWAT, K-9, Reserves and Explorers) and manages extra-security details.

Patrol squads: Baker, Charlie, David and Edward are the core squads assigned to routine patrol, 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Union Squad consists of School Resource Officers, public housing officers, Mills River patrol, D.A.R.E., Blue Ridge Community College, Department of Social Services and Henderson County Parks and Recreation patrols. All of which are contract services within each entity with exception to school resource officers and D.A.R.E.

Specialty units include; Traffic Enforcement with primary responsibility to enforcing traffic laws and enhancing highway safety and public education. SWAT which focuses on high risk and hostile fugitive apprehensions, warrant service, man hunts, and search and rescue. K-9 units are equipped and trained for tracking, apprehension, drug detection and article searches. Reserves are certified law enforcement officers offering their services on a limited basis. The explorer post is comprised of men and women who have not reached their 21st birthday desiring a career in law enforcement which exposes them to the law enforcement field with education and limited training.

** Upon request, any and all services within the patrol division of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office are available to other agencies at their request through mutual aid.


Henderson County Sheriff's Office
100 North Grove Street | Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792

Phone: 828-697-4596
Administration Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm