Sheriff Atkinson
The Sheriff and every member of the Surry County Sheriff’s Office will strive each day to offer our very best to the citizens of Surry County. To maintain the confidence and respect of our county and its citizens by providing professional, common sense law enforcement. We dedicate ourselves to protect lives, property and rights of all our people. We recognize our obligation to keep the peace and uphold the Constitutional duty of the Office of Sheriff. We will work continuously to better ourselves, The Office of Sheriff and our county. We will remember that each and every request for service is an opportunity to fulfill the duties assigned to us by those we are sworn to serve.
The Surry County Sheriffs Office works in cooperation with many Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies to provide the resources, expertise and jurisdictional authority necessary to conduct investigations and ensure successful prosecution of those who choose to violate the law in Surry County. Some of these law enforcement partners include:

Town of Dobson Police Department
Town of Elkin Police Department
City of Mt. Airy Police Department
Town of Pilot Mountain Police Department
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation
North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement
North Carolina Wildlife Enforcement
North Carolina Highway Patrol
United States Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives

United States Drug Enforcement Administration
United States Attorney’s Office
United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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