The Mission of the Moore County Sheriff's Office is to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Moore County by providing a safe community in which the citizens can live, work, and prosper.
This Mission will be accomplished in partnership with the citizens of Moore County through the highest ethical, professional, and legal standards.

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

Physical Address


Sheriff Neil Godfrey

Sheriff Neil Godfrey was appointed as the Sheriff of Moore County on May 1, 2013.  He was elected Sheriff in 2014.  Sheriff Godfrey began his law enforcement career as a Special Agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation in August, 1973.  Sheriff Godfrey retired from the SBI in 2002 and served as Chief Deputy for the Moore County Sheriff’s Office until he was appointed sheriff.  Sheriff Godfrey has more than 3000 hours of law enforcement investigative and leadership training and significant experience in conducting major criminal and narcotic investigations.

More Information

PREA Standard §115.22

It is the policy of the Moore County Sheriff’s Office to maintain a zero-tolerance for inmate-on-inmate sexual assault, staff sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, and/or sexual harassment toward any inmate. Immediate action shall be taken to protect inmates who are reasonably believed to be subject to a substantial risk of imminent sexual abuse.

The Moore County Sheriff’s Office shall thoroughly investigate every allegation of sexual abuse and when warranted by evidence, impose relative sanctions up to and including criminal prosecution.

Retaliatory measures against employees or inmates who report incidents of sexual abuse shall not be tolerated by the Moore County Sheriff’s Office and shall result in disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution. Retaliatory measures include, but are not limited to, coercion, threats of punishment, or any other activities intended to discourage or prevent an employee or inmate from reporting the sexual abuse.

This policy applies to all inmates and staff employed by the Moore County Sheriff's Office including volunteers and independent contractors.

Sex Offender Registry

Subjects convicted of certain crimes in North Carolina are required to register as sex offenders with their local Sheriff's Office. This registration may be for a certain number of years or for their lifetime depending on their conviction. The Sheriff's Office maintains a county registry, but a statewide registry in maintained online by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations. The statewide registry can be searched by county, address, name, zip code or coordinates. The registry provides a map of registered sex offenders with photographs and details of the crimes convicted. The statewide registry may be viewed at the following site http://signup.ncsbi.gov/.

Incident Reports

Incident reports are completed by the Moore County Sheriff's Office for the purpose of documenting crimes, lost or found property and certain other incidents. If the incident occurs in a local municipality, you should file a report with that agency (ie. Southern Pines Police Department, Aberdeen Police Department, etc.) If the incident occurs in the county and you need to file an incident report you may call the Moore County Sheriff's Office at 910-947-2931 or come by the Sheriff's Office Monday thru Friday from 8am-5pm.

Safety Education Class

The Moore County Sheriff's Office currently offers a safety education class called Refuse To Be A Victim. The class which is sponsored by the NRA helps educate people about basic crime prevention and personal safety. The presentation can be tailored to fit in a 1 to 3 hour block depending on the needs of the participants. Over 150 presentations have been done in the past seven years to groups such as; civic organizations, boy scouts, women's organizations, church groups and home health professionals. If you are interested in scheduling a Refuse To Be A Victim class for your group, please email or call Lt. Tim Cameron at 910-947-2931.


Certain jobs or background checks require that an applicant be fingerprinted. The Moore County Sheriff's Office does fingerprinting Monday thru Friday from 9am-12pm and 2pm-4pm. The cost for fingerprinting is $10.00.

Hometown Security

The Hometown Security page includes existing incident-preparedness tools as well as new resources including a fact sheet to help direct small and mid-sized business to free tools and resources. The webpage was created to assist in the outreach efforts to communities nationwide, to reach small and medium size businesses that attract large numbers of people, including but not limited to restaurants, clubs, grocery stores, places of worship and other venues that enable communities to thrive.