Bryan Maines

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Serving Alleghany

About Us

Mission Statement

The Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office facilitates justice and provides public safety through proactive law enforcement, emergency communication services, and community education to all we are entrusted to serve.

Vision Statement

The Alleghany Sheriff’s Office staff will continually invest in the people of Alleghany County through community partnerships.

Strategic Plan

The Alleghany Sheriff's Office utilizes a multifaceted approach to problems we face in our county.

  1. Prevention
  2. Enforcement
  3. Post-vention

Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Office

The Alleghany County Sheriff's Office is led by Sheriff Bryan Maines. His office is located in The Alleghany Sheriff’s Office Building at 40 Alleghany Street in Sparta. The Sheriff’s Office Building also houses offices of the County Magistrates office and the NC Highway Patrol

The Alleghany County Sheriff's Office has responsibility in three areas of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, the courts and corrections and is responsible for the county communications.

Law Enforcement

The Alleghany County Sheriff's Office is responsible to enforce North Carolina laws in Alleghany County. The responsibilities include county patrols, investigating crime and apprehending suspects. Within the Town of Sparta, that responsibility is shared with the Sparta Police Department.

Court Duties

The Sheriff's Office is responsible for maintaining the safety and security of the court. A deputy acts as bailiff when court is in session. The Sheriff's Office is responsible to take charge of juries whenever they are outside the courtroom; to serve court papers such as subpoenas, summonses, warrants, writs, or civil process; and to extradite prisoners.


The Sheriff's Office maintains and operates the county jail, to include supervising inmates and protecting their rights. It is also responsible for providing inmates with food, clothing, exercise, recreation and medical services.

911 Communications Center

The Sheriff's Office administers the county communications office. Responsibility includes taking emergency 911 calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week and dispatching law enforcement, ambulance, rescue squad, fire department, forest service and/or wildlife personnel to take appropriate action. The department also handles communication between law enforcement and other emergency personnel; assists the Department of Social Services, Behavioral Healthcare Offices and Domestic Abuse is Not Acceptable in maintaining their on-call services; and serves as the local contact for the National Crime Information Center.

The Alleghany County Sheriff's Office is manned 24/7, however, citizens are encouraged to conduct business of a non-emergency nature during normal, weekday business hours.

Criminal Investigative Unit

The Criminal Investigative Unit investigates property crimes, assaults, fraud cases, homicides, sex crimes, and any other crimes covered by North Carolina General Statues. The Criminal Investigative Unit consists of detectives which are supervised by the Sheriff and Captain. 

Stolen 911 sign reward

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Address board concerning fundraising

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Texting, DWI simulator

Our safety day at the Sheriff's Office and the high school

Alleghany Opioid Summit

Sheriff Bryan Maines and others speak on the national epidemic as it relates to Alleghany citizens.

Christmas Message from Sheriff Maines

Merry Christmas Message

More Winter Updates

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Winter driving

Sheriff Bryan Maines winter road condition

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Alleghany Sheriffs Office

40 Alleghany Street, Sparta, NC 28675, US

(336) 372-4455


24 Hours a day