Sheriff's Office

Sheriff's Administration Building

Our Vision:

To enhance quality of life and sense of community in Forsyth County by providing effective criminal justice services that are guided by integrity and compassion, and supported by the trust of those we protect.

Our Mission:

To ensure the security of life and property, prevent crime and disorder, and enforce the laws of North Carolina and the United States.

Our Strategy:

To identify and deploy best practice methods, incorporating them into our policies and procedures, while engaging in continuing education in Sheriff's Office responsibilities.

Sheriff's Message:

We are one team with one mission and our performance demonstrates how professional, responsible and accountable we are. I have observed your courage and commitment, and I appreciate your dedication to the service we perform. I am honored to be on the team.

Sheriff's Office News

  1. Debbie Mathis Retires

    Debbie Mathis Retires

    Ms. Debbie Mathis retired from the FCSO on July 1st, 2014. Ms. Mathis began her career with the FCSO on June 1st, 2001 as a Records Clerk. She was promoted to the Civil Section Senior Office Assistant position in 2003 and again in 2006 as a Property and Evidence Specialist. In 2011, Ms. Mathis transferred to Senior Office Assistant position in the Sex Offender Registry Unit.

  2. Sergeant Kevin Tysinger Retires

    Sergeant Kevin Tysinger Retires

    Sergeant Tysinger began his law enforcement career in 1985. Before joining the FCSO family in 1989, Sergeant Tysinger worked with the Winston-Salem Police Department as a Telecommunicator. He has served in many areas of law enforcement throughout his career to include Communications, Crime Scene, Investigative Services, Transportation, Community Policing and Patrol.

  3. Summer Safety Tips

    Summer Safety Tips

    With Summer in full swing and the July 4th weekend approaching, Forsyth County Sheriff William T. Schatzman asks all citizens to join him in making this Fourth of July holiday happy, enjoyable and safe for everyone.