Chatham County 

Sheriff's Office 

Sheriff Mike Roberson

Who's YOUR Sheriff? Educate yourself about the life and servant leadership of Sheriff Mike Roberson! Learn about the man behind the smile by clicking below. 

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About Our Organization

Thank you for visiting our page! We are proud to serve Chatham County as first responders, community leaders, and volunteers. Click the link below to learn more about our agency.

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE HOURS: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, except holidays.


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Employment Opportunities

Can you answer the call? If you're considering a career in law enforcement or public service, view the link below to learn more about our available openings & career opportunities.

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For more information about upcoming Basic Law Enforcement Training in Chatham County, click below or visit the Central Carolina Community College webpage.

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Become a Volunteer

Are you interested in giving back to your community through the Sheriff's Office? Learn how you can get certified to volunteer as a member of our team! All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and successfully complete our Sheriff's Training Academy for Residents (STAR) Program.

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Polar Plunge

 Dear Friends of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office and Special Olympics North Carolina:



Calling all community members! We are excited to announce the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office will be supporting the 2024 Law Enforcement Torch Run® through our Freezing for a Reason Polar Plungeto benefit Special Olympics North Carolina, and we want you all to join us in making a splash for a great cause! The event will be held at Seaforth Recreation Area at Jordan Lake on Saturday, February 24th, 2024. Let's come together, register, donate, and make a difference in the lives of exceptional athletes. Your participation and donations can create a lasting impact. Click here or scan the QR code to register and contribute. Every plunge counts, every donation matters. Let's make this event a success!



CALEA Public Comment Portal


The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office participates in the CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation process. As part of the process, we provide an opportunity for public feedback via the CALEA accreditation public comment portal. The purpose of the public comment portal is to enable CALEA to receive comments directly regarding an agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be made in the form of commendations or concerns by accessing here

Gun Permits

***IMPORTANT NOTICE: Although walk-ins are accepted, we encourage visitors requesting fingerprinting services (for employment purposes or NEW CCW permit applications) to schedule an appointment to reduce waiting times. Please call ahead to 919.542.2811 to schedule your visit.***

For more information on obtaining a Gun Permit, click here

If you wish to check the status of an existing application, click here

Important Notice Regarding Inmate Mail Processing

Effective APRIL 1, 2022, non-legal inmate mail must be sent to the mail processing center at the address below. The envelope must have a complete, legible return address (including the sender's first and last name, mailing address, state, and zip code) or the mail will not be scanned. Mail arriving with "postage due" will be refused and returned  to sender, if possible.

Chatham County Detention Center

Inmate Name, Inmate ID Number (not the inmate's commissary PIN), #5302

P.O. Box 18247

Greensboro, NC 27419


To learn more about mail processing center requirements, restrictions, etc., click here.