Sheriff Ralph Kersey


The Scotland County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to providing the best law enforcement    services we can to the citizens of Scotland County. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for all Citizens by protecting and serving. We will strive to build unity between the Sheriff's Office and the community. We will work to insure that our officers are trained to a high degree of professionalism, providing service with integrity, honesty and respect.

Scotland County Sheriff's Office Neighborhood Watch

The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office is committed to our Community Neighborhood Watch Programs.  We take the safety of our communities very serious, but as you know, we cannot be everywhere all the time. This is why we depend on our community members to do their part to help us keep their neighborhoods safe."Our Biggest Defense Is Looking Out For Each Other."

Sheriff Ralph Kersey

Crime Tip Line 910-277-4258

Why come to us?

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Lottery & Sweepstakes Scams

If you wish to report lottery and/or sweepstakes scam checks, please contact the NC Attorney General's Office at 1.877.566.7226.  You can also mail scam checks directly to the AG's Office at 9001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-9001.

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

ID theft happens when a criminal steals personal information – your Social Security number, date of birth, account numbers – and uses it to gain access to your accounts, apply for credit, or to avoid being charged with a crime. But you’re not helpless. Use these GUIDES to start protecting yourself now.  (Source:  Also visit for more timely information concerning crime prevention measures of your identity.

Sex Offender Notification

Register to receive an email notification when a Registered Sex Offender moves in your neighborhood?  Access the Sex Offender Registry.