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Sheriff Chris Francis



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Our Mission:

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office will provide public safety and assistance to all people, in a diligent and professional manner.


Vision Statement:

To be recognized as a leading and professional Office, committed to our citizens and improving the quality of life in our county.


Contact Information:

Emergency: 911

Non-emergency: 828-287-6247

Fax: 828-287-6196



Front Office: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm

Emergency Services 24 hours a day.


Mailing Information:

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

198 North Washington Street

Rutherfordton, North Carolina 28139


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