A Message From Sheriff Gregory J. Seabolt
Welcome to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office webpage. The Randolph County Sheriff's Office is a full service law enforcement agency located in the heart of Randolph County. The mission of the Randolph County Sheriff's Office is to ensure fair and equal administration of the law, preserving public safety and doing so with professionalism and unity of purpose, while being good stewards of the public's trust. The men and women of the Sheriff's Office have a passion for serving people and provide an unrivaled level of law enforcement service while maintaining professionalism and integrity. Thank you for visiting our webpage and please feel free to contact us.
During my first term as Sheriff, we have created and implemented many positive changes in the Sheriff’s Office. Often employees have brought ideas, initiated plans and saw them through.
- Open door policy
- Removed Sheriff’s name from badge, cars, signs, banners, stickers and buildings.
- Reinstated the Criminal Interdiction Team (Highway and Urban).
- Re-organized the Vice Narcotics Division
- Constitutional Sheriff (Created Resolution to protect your 2nd Amendment Rights). – copy of Resolution signed by the Board of Commissioners.
- Increased Patrol Presence and decreased response times
- Proactive policing techniques and proactive enforcement implemented
- Issued Body Worn Cameras to patrol
- Audit of Fleet – added a system for accurate record keeping of vehicle maintenance and who is assigned the vehicle. This eliminated confusion when attempting to determine service records and past issues with vehicles
- Implemented Fleet Maintenance Facility (reduced spending in first year $91,000.00).
- Developed and implemented Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for all Sheriff’s Divisions and Detention Center
- Issued comprehensive policies for the Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center – Written, published and implemented a comprehensive policy and procedure as guidelines for deputies
- Created a Peer Support Counseling Team and offer debriefings for employees who have experienced a critical/traumatic incident.
- Added less-lethal weapons on patrol for mental illness crisis.
- Added chemical munitions for the Detention Center
- Implemented a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART).
- Expanded Canine Unit (added 9 dogs).
- Added a Substance Abuse Counselor at the Detention Center through Daymark.
- Added a full-body scanner at Detention Center (drug and weapon detection) through federal government grant
- Added a Detention Center Detective for investigations of crimes committed inside the facility and charge accordingly; in turn making it safer.
- Employee outreach to community programs.
- Sheriff’s and Citizens Action Committee.
- Held an Open House at Christmas and Halloween.
- Re-opened Archdale office.
- Implemented a Senior Well–Check Program.
- Held community meet and greets.
- Created volunteer program.
- Created Criminal Apprehension Team.
- Implemented Plan of Action for possible threats at Zoo.
- Added Summer DARE and CARE programs for home school.
- Added a Junior Sheriff’s Academy for Exceptional Children.
- Started daily devotions before work available to employees and citizens.
- Increased community involvement and citizen partnerships
- Opened communications between other county departments
- Initiated reviews of cold cases
- Beginning in early 2019, tasked staff to review all contracts pertaining to the Sheriff's Office - After doing research on other medical providers for the detention center, a contract was signed with MEDIKO, Inc. This resulted in a savings of over $200,000 between September 2019 and the end of June 2020. Ended our contract with Oasis, Inc. and signed a contract with Kimble’s, Inc. By doing this, it was estimated to earn nearly 15 % more commissary revenue for our county.
- Improved relations with surrounding agencies
- Transparency through social media, our website, and media relationships
- Expanded capabilities of the ICAC Computer Lab for forensic evidence collection through grant funding.
- Paperless Systems –At low/no cost, converted all record keeping, documenting and reporting to paperless systems, saving time, converting storage to office space and prevent costly future archiving and purge projects
- Expanded Federal Task Force Officers Program – Seek additional task force officer positions with federal agencies that create more resources for the county
- Detention Center Expansion – Expansion complete. Renovations under way to transition from a 211 to 400 plus bed facility to manage the current inmate overcrowding through proper classification
In addition, we have been good stewards of the taxpayers' money and had a surplus of capital after each year. The ’20-’21 fiscal year showed an excess of over 2 million dollars left in the Sheriff’s Office budget. During my time as Sheriff, drug arrests, money seizures, and drug seizures have all increased due to the hard work of our deputies.
In an effort to reduce crime and recidivism, I have been working with community members in an effort to open a drug rehabilitation center to help addicts. Addiction effects everyone and costs taxpayers thousands of dollars each year.
Fingerprints will be completed by appointment only. You may schedule your appointment by visiting https://randolphso.permitium.com/fingerprint/start. If you do not have internet access or have any trouble scheduling an appointment you may call 336-318-6698 and request an appointment.
Realizing you are a victim of identity theft can be both traumatic and confusing. It is difficult to figure out how to reclaim your good name and make sure you do not become responsible for the debts incurred by the identity thief in your name. This Identity Theft Victim Kit is designed to help you through this maze-like process. The Kit provides tips about how to remove this blemish from your record. It also includes an Identity Theft Affidavit (can be completed online with link included) that will help you report information to many companies using just one standard form and a link to file a dispute with credit bureaus regarding fraudulent activity. Download kit below:
Randolph Sheriff NC App
The app offers quick access to items of public interest and is easy to use. In just a few clicks, users can:
- Submit a tip
- Browse current jail inmates
- Receive push notifications, alerts and BOLOs
- View the most wanted criminals in Randolph County
- Connect to the organization’s social media platforms
- Read the latest news and find out about upcoming events
- Research sex offenders in the area
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office app is available for download for free in the App Store and Google Play. Search “Randolph County Sheriff” or click here (https://apps.myocv.com/share/a9527205) to download the app. If you already have the app downloaded, visit your app store to verify you have the latest version on your device.
Apps You Want To Know
A parent’s guide to what you may or may not want to know about your child’s social media life.
When it comes to your children, they are looking for you to have an open conversation with them. You may think you are invading their privacy, but you are looking out for their best interest. Don’t be scared; it will all be okay. You might end up surprising yourself on what your child tells you.
10 Apps Every Parent Needs to Know About
Gone are the days where the only social media apps were Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. There are now millions of social apps available to download, many of them deemed inappropriate, but still available to young children and teenagers. Considering the increasing rate of digital crimes, parents need to be diligent in checking their children’s social media accounts and phone apps to ensure that their children are kept safe.
This is an updated list of apps that kids and teens are using now and we are sharing risks associated with them. As always, please remind your child not to share any personal information with anyone online, even if they think they know them.