SHERIFF’S OFFICE OVERVIEW:
The Sheriff is an elected official and the chief law enforcement officer of the county. An important duty is to provide law enforcement services to the unincorporated areas of the county; however, he maintains law enforcement jurisdiction in all cities and townships within the county.
The Sheriff is responsible for the protection of life and property. Enforcement includes criminal investigations, security of courtrooms, service of civil processes of the courts and responsible for the operation and maintenance of the county jail. Each of these services must be provided seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The duties of the Sheriff are set forth in North Carolina Law.
The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office consists of more than one hundred fifty personnel, divided between the Operations Bureau and the Detention Bureau.
The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office is located in the Law Enforcement Center on NC Highway 65 in Wentworth, NC. The Administrative/Operations Bureau is responsible for the law enforcement functions of the Department and the School Resource Officers Program. Sworn officers with the Sheriff’s Office have jurisdiction anywhere within the County. The Field Operations Unit provides 24-hour patrol protection to citizens of the County. The Criminal Investigation Section handles all follow-ups on crimes and the prosecution of suspects through the court system. Deputies in the Legal Process Division are charged with the service of both criminal and civil process throughout the County.
Our Mission is to maintain the trust and
support of our citizens, while keeping neighborhoods and communities
safe. We will protect the citizens and their property with diligence
24 hours a day, seven days a week, with honesty, integrity and
professionalism. We will constantly strive to create and maintain an
atmosphere of professional challenge to all employees while
recognizing, promoting and inspiring excellence.
Samuel Scott Page
was elected as the Sheriff of Rockingham County North Carolina in
1998 and continues serving in this capacity to the present day.
Sheriff Page has 30+ years of experience in law enforcement,
beginning his career as a K-9 Handler in the United States Air Force
in 1975. During his distinguished career, Sheriff Page has performed
a variety of law enforcement duties such as Patrolman, Criminal
Investigator, and Administrator. Sheriff Page served as President of
the North Carolina Sheriff's Association for the 2010-2011 term.
Sheriff Page strives daily to emprove the level of training and
technology at the Sheriff's Office to better serve and protect the
citizens of Rockingham County.
Over the past few years, Sheriff Page has become a
leader amongst law enforcement officials in demanding that the U.S.
Government do something to secure our porous national borders.
Millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs are flowing across these
borders daily, and in two to three days time, are in every state,
city and town in America. Sheriff Page has travelled to the U.S.-
Mexico Border on two separate occasions, once in 2010 and again in
2012, seeing firsthand the dangers plaguing law enforcement
officials and residents in those areas. Sheriff Page has also made
several trips to Washington, DC over the past year to address
Congressional Leaders and their Staffs, hoping to inspire change to
our Nation's current immigration policy. Sheriff Page does not
believe this should be a political issue, it's an issue of national
security; and has relayed this message to those his has spoken with
on Capitol Hill.
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Major Abner Bullins
performs administrative and supervisory work assisting the Sheriff
in the management of all Sheriff’s Office operations. Major
Bullins acts as the first line assistant to the Sheriff in the
command and supervision of all Sheriff’s Office personnel. It is
his responsibility for the operation of the Sheriff’s Office in
the absence of the Sheriff.
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