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Timothy L. Wright
(828) 894-3001

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The Sheriff of Polk County is responsible for providing bailiff and security for the courts, serving civil and criminal processes. Enforces state law and county ordinances. Runs the detention center and provides animal control for the county.. Protects our children, provides school resource officers, comforts seniors, secures individual property. Issues burning permits, takes fingerprints, investigates crimes, provides security for special events.  Works in conjunction with municipal law enforcement, fire and rescue services, and various state agencies.  Conducts educational and informational programming for youth and adults.

Contact Information

Polk County Law Enforcement Center  
164 Government Complex Drive (off Hwy 108)
Columbus NC 28722
8:00-5:00 Mon-Fri
365 day 24 hour a day coverage
(828) 894-3001
(828) 894-0188 (after hours non emergency)