Law Enforcement


The Davidson County Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement services 24 hours a day, every day of the year, to the citizens of Davidson County. The primary provider of this service is the Patrol Division, which places one or more deputies into all areas of the County. These deputies are trained to provide information, assistance, and resolution to problems which may require their attention. The Patrol Division is directed by Capt. Casey Tarleton, who has been employed with the Sheriff's Office since 1994.

Sheriff David S Grice

David Smith Grice, a lifelong resident of Davidson County, has held the office of High Sheriff since his appointment in 2004. Prior to his appointment and subsequent election, Sheriff Grice, initially sworn in as law enforcement officer with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office and the Denton Police Department in 1971, was also a 30 year member of the criminal justice division faculty at Davidson County Community College. Sheriff Grice was awarded a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte in 1990. Under his direction, the Davidson County Sheriff's Office has enhanced innovative and effective crime deterrent programs, and developed effective partnerships with all local ,state and federal law enforcement agencies who serve the citizens of Davidson County

Davidson County Sheriffs Department
110 W. Center Street
Lexington, NC 27292
Ph. (336) 242-2100