Sheriff

Sheriff's Mission: To Serve, Protect and Defend

The new Swain County Law Enforcement Center is located on Hughes Branch across from the Ingles grocery store. The new jail houses up to 109 inmates. Both the Sheriff's Office and 911 Emergency Dispatch are also housed in this building.

Anyone interested in a drug presentation for your church or organization can call the Sheriff's office to schedule a time.

The Bryson City Police Department handles all calls inside the city limits. They can be reached through 911 dispatch or 828-488-3050. The Chief of Police is Rick Tabor.

The NC State Highway Patrol is responsible for traffic and vehicle accidents. Their phone is 828-488-2184 or 800-445-1772. First Sergeant is Chuck McMahan.

Pistol purchase and concealed weapons permits are handled by the Administrative Assistant Cindy Jenkins, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. All permits are reviewed by the Sheriff for either approval or denial.

For sex offender information, contact the Administrative Assistant Cindy Jenkins at 828-488-4844 or you can access the registry online at www.ncfindoffender.com

For Victim Assistance contact the District Attorney's office at 828-454-6510.

Video poker is illegal in all 100 counties in North Carolina.

Contact

Sheriff's Office & Jail
95 Brendle Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1398
Bryson City, NC 28713

In an Emergency Call 911

Contact:
Curtis Cochran
Sheriff
Jason Gardner
Chief Deputy
Janet Cochran
Administrative Assistant
Carenna Barker Receptionist
Phone 828-488-0159
Fax 828-488-0481

Detectives
Carolyn Posey
Sara Miller
William Reed
Gary Cloer

Patrol Captian
Brian Kirkland

Civil Process
David Southards

Resource Officers
Mathew Keuhn – Middle School
Michael Harrison – High School

Jail Administrators
Martha Marr
Administrator

Office Hours:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday