The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is a professional, service oriented law enforcement agency. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life of everyone in Buncombe County by utilizing the highest degree of integrity and professionalism at every level, making certain that we lead by example, treat all persons with dignity, and hold ourselves accountable to the highest possible standards.
These principles are the foundation of our office:
We provide quality service in a manner which is proactive, fair, courteous, responsive and efficient. We will partner with the community to identify problems and create solutions to improve the quality of life.
We demand candor, honesty and ethical behavior. We are committed to upholding our positions of trust by maintaining the highest ethical standards.
We hold ourselves accountable to the people of Buncombe County in our decision making and management of resources to render services in an open, effective and efficient manner.
We shall exhibit a courteous, conscientious, and businesslike manner in all activities; stay knowledgeable of all aspects of our duties; understand how each individual’s role fits within the larger organization and its mission; and act for the public good without regard to convenience or self-interest.
We value and honor those that we serve.
Sheriff Van Duncan
Buncombe County Sheriff's Office
Asistencia en Espanol
202 Haywood St
Asheville, NC 28801
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.