Cleveland County Sheriff's Office

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Alan Norman, elected December, 2010 ■Administration ■Administrative Support ■Civil Division ■Cleveland County Court Security Division ■Cleveland County Honor Guard ■Community Oriented Policing (COP) ■Crime Scene & Evidence Department ■Criminal Investigation Division ■Crisis Negotiations ■D.A.R.E.

(Drug Abuse Resistance Education) ■Explorer Program ■Interstate Criminal Enforcement Division ■K-9 Unit ■Narcotics Division ■School Resource Officer (SRO) ■Sheriffs Emergency Response Team (SERT) ■The Cleveland County Detention Center ■Uniform Patrol Division

Mission: MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is to maintain a high quality of life for all residents and visitors of Cleveland County, by providing competent and professional Law Enforcement Services and Detention Facilities, while working in partnership with our citizens to develop policing services to meet the unique needs of the community, while assuring fairness, equal treatment and protection to all.


Join us live tomorrow at 10 am as Sheriff Norman makes comments on the Asha Degree case.


Roads are flooded and extremely dangerous. If you don’t have to travel please stay at home. If you must travel please do not cross running water and drive slow.


Thank you to everyone who have been sending us messages and text on National Law Enforcment Appreciation Day. It is an honor for us to serve you the citizens of Cleveland County.

PLEASE SHARE: NC GOVERNOR'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARDS - We have many outstanding volunteers in Cleveland County and we ne...
2020 Governor's Volunteer Service Award

PLEASE SHARE: NC GOVERNOR'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARDS - We have many outstanding volunteers in Cleveland County and we need your help to recognize them. Please nominate an individual volunteer or group of volunteers for the NC Governor's Volunteer Service Awards. Nominations only take about five minutes to submit and you can nominate ONLINE at this link:

Last year, Cleveland County had three recipients of the NC Governor's Volunteer Service Awards.

The Governor's Volunteer Service Award honors the true spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals, groups and businesses that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service. Any person, group, or entity from the public, non-profit and private sector may be nominated for an award to their county award coordinator. County award coordinators submit their top 10 volunteer nominations per county. There are categories for the type of nominee (senior, youth, faith-based, family, group, business, etc.). Additional categories are based upon the area of service (animal, environmental, disaster, youth, preservation, etc.).


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The Sheriff’s Office has received information that Santa Claus may be passing through Cleveland County tomorrow around 8 pm. Join us Live on Facebook tomorrow at 8 pm as we attempt to locate Mr. Claus.


100 Justice Pl
Shelby, NC

General information

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office relaunched their Law Enforcement Explorer program in October 2018. This program is aimed towards youth ages 14-20 with an interest in law enforcement. Youth meet twice a month with special events as well. If interested in this program contact Detective C. Helton at 704-284-3938.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00


(704) 484-4888


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On law enforcement appreciation day and everyday.....thank you to all who serve and protect
Just watched CW "A fight between neighbors turns deadly." Chad Bridges shot his neighbor Myla and her husband Jeffrey in the head with a shotgun. Myla died, and Jeffrey is in critical condition. All of this could have been avoided if the Cleveland County police department had done their jobs. Captain Joel Shores, who was in charge at the time, sat back and let this escalate. Infact, it wasn't until Mr. Bridges pointed his gun at Myla that he was finally arrested for the first time. But this could've been avoided had the police arrested Mr. Bridges when he went to his neighbor's job and punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground. At that point Mr. Bridges should have been locked up and given time to cool his heels. But the police did nothing and allowed this man to murder his neighbors. The family of Jeff & Myla should be filing a multi million dollar lawsuit against The Captain, Cleveland Police Department, Cleveland County & the judge Who ordered arbitration. Myla kept saying, "He's going to kill me and that's what he did. She saw it but the people tax dollars payed to protect her did nothing. Shame on you Cleveland County Police Dept.. You dropped the ball...big time! 🤨
The Kings Mountain Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying three unknown black male subjects who on November 30/2019 entered Battleground Petroleum at 724 York Road in Kings Mountain and took an undisclosed amount of cigarettes. The subjects were driving a white Toyota four door sedan. If you have any information regarding the identification of the subjects please contact Detective P.W. Alexander at 704-730-2119 or 704-734-0444 Thank You.
Nothing but gracious gratitude and sincere loyalty to all who serve at Cleveland County. The greatest sheriff and deputies I know.
SHELBY, NORTH CAROLNA !!! MISSING: Sandy Todd Canipe is a 52-year-old Caucasian male who was last seen in Shelby, North Carolina on January 16, 2016, walking near his home on Dyer Drive around 5:30 pm. Sandy is 5’9” tall and weighs approximately 125 pounds with short Brown hair and Green eyes. He has a scar on the left side of his face from a dog bite. It is unknown as to what Sandy was last wearing at the time of his disappearance. He has no history of any medical condition that would cause him to become disoriented. There is a reward of $10,000. If you have any information about Sandy Todd Canipe, please call the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office at phone number (704) 484-4822. You may also call the WE HELP THE MISSING TIP LINE at (866) 660-4025. Your tips may remain anonymous. #wehelpthemissing #missingperson #sandytoddcanipe
Any officer working Sunday November 10 is welcome to come enjoy a free baked spaghetti lunch at the old Belwood school. This is sponsored by the family of Cub Scout pack 413. Lunch will Be served from 11-2
We are so very Blessed in Cleveland County! Thank you everyone for keeping us safe and informed! May God be with all of you and keep you safe!
Thank you all for your Service and Sacrifice JESUS LOVES YOU
Thank you for your service and sacrifice. God bless all of you.
I'd like to give thanks to Cleveland County. For messing my daughter schooling up she was straight A&B honor roll the sry judge they got locked my daughter up last year for just wanting to come home yeas u heard right locked her up for a month for wanting to come home. So she could not go bk to school last year so she failed and now she can't go bk this year so a big thanks for messing her furture up they should be. Something done to the sry judge that done it.