The Mission of the Moore County Sheriff's Office is to provide the highest level of Law Enforcement service to the citizens of Moore County. We will accomplish our mission through outstanding leadership, sound community partnerships, and effective resource management.

Ronnie Fields

Sheriff Ronnie Fields was born and raised in Carthage, North Carolina. He has over 30 years of law enforcement experience and has a deep knowledge of state and local government. He has dedicated his adult life to public service. Sheriff Fields started out as a volunteer with the Carthage Rescue Squad from 1976 to 1987. He proudly served as a Deputy with the Moore County Sheriff's Office from 1983 to 1987. He then left to further his law enforcement career with the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Sheriff Fields wore the uniform from 1987 until 2009 when he returned to his roots at the Moore County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Fields provided safety and security to the citizens of Moore County until his retirement in 2013. Sheriff Fields retired as the 3rd highest rank within the Sheriff’s office, Major.

Sheriff Fields was elected to the Carthage Town Board in 1999 where he proudly served his hometown for ten years as Town Commissioner and Mayor. Sheriff Fields is a past President of the Moore County Law Enforcement Officers Association and is currently an active member of the organization. Sheriff Fields and wife Renee enjoy time with their four grandchildren and time with friends and family. Sheriff Fields is an active member of the Moore County Republican Men’s Club and was a past Precinct Chair of the Carthage Republican Party.

Sheriff Ronnie Fields emphasizes teamwork and integrity within the office and demands our staff to serve at the highest level in portraying moral and ethical traits. Sheriff Fields is a sheriff that works tirelessly for our citizens in the attempt to decrease criminal activity and eliminate illegal drugs in Moore County. He works with citizens to educate on drug awareness, promote community watch programs, and places heavy emphasis on community policing in an effort to involve and include all of Moore County Citizens.

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  • Complete an eight (8) hour mandated handgun safety course
  • Complete Application, Pay, Schedule Appointment for Fingerprints
  • Pick up permit once notified when ready


  • Complete Application, Pay, Schedule Appointment
  • Sign Paperwork During Appointment (fingerprints if necessary)
  • Pick up permit once notified when ready


  • Complete Application
  • Visit us at the MCSO to sign the Mental Health Waiver (Will stay pending for 60 days until application expires)
  • Pick up permit once notified when ready


    • Sign up for Moore County's new Emergency Notification system, CodeRED.
    • We conduct LiveScan fingerprints for Moore County residents and those who work in Moore County only. For more information click on Our Services or call 910-947-2931.

    • Sheriff Ronnie Fields would like to inform citizens about robocalls that are designed to trick you. Here are a few ways to keep your information safe:

      • Know your social security number is NOT going to be suspended

      • The Social Security Administration will never call and ask you for your number

      • Whatever you do, do NOT confirm the last four digits of your social security number to anyone who calls

      • Remember, if someone asks you to wire money, pay with a gift card, or send cash, that person is a scammer, which is a sign to hang up before you become a victim of identity theft.



    Sheriff Fields welcomes new Deputy Sheriff, Leo Gonzalez. 


    Hours of Operation

    Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

    Patrol Division: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

    Contact Us 

    • 911
    • 1 (910) 947-2931
    • 1 (910) 947-1668
    • P.O. Box 40, Carthage, NC 28327

    Anyone with information regarding criminal activity can anonymously contact the Moore County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 1 (910) 947-4444

    Detention Center: (910) 947-2980

    Physical Address 

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