The Pamlico County Sheriff's Office is led by Sheriff Billy Sawyer Jr. His office is located in the Law Enforcement Center at 200 Main St, Bayboro. The Law Enforcement Center also houses offices of the County Magistrate’s Office and Pamlico County Detention.
The Pamlico County Sheriff's Office has responsibility in three areas of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, the courts and corrections and is responsible for the county communications. The Sheriff’s office also is responsible for numerous other law enforcement duties.
The Pamlico County Sheriff's Office is responsible to enforce North Carolina laws in Pamlico County. The responsibilities include county patrols, investigating crime and apprehending suspects. Within the Town of Oriental, that responsibility is shared with the Oriental Police Department.
The Sheriff's Office is responsible for maintaining the safety and security of the court. A deputy acts as bailiff when court is in session. The Sheriff's Office is responsible to take charge of juries whenever they are outside the courtroom; to serve court papers such as subpoenas, summonses, warrants, writs, or civil process; and to extradite prisoners.
The Sheriff's Office maintains and operates the county detention center, to include supervising inmates and protecting their rights. It is also responsible for providing inmates with food, clothing, exercise, recreation and medical services.
The Sheriff's Office administers the county communications office. Responsibility includes taking emergency 911 calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week and dispatching law enforcement, ambulance, rescue squad, fire department, forest service and/or wildlife personnel to take appropriate action.
Fingerprinting is conducted at the Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 8 am to 4pm. There is a $10.00 fee per person.
The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for registering and overseeing the North Carolina Sex Offender registry for offenders in Pamlico County. You may contact the Office at 252-745-3101 for information or concerns or online you may go to http://www.ncfindoffender.com
The Pamlico County Sheriff's Office is manned 24/7, however, citizens are encouraged to conduct business of a non-emergency nature during normal, weekday business hours.