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Sheriff David A. Mahoney


Sheriff David Mahoney was sworn in as the 27th Sheriff of Transylvania County on December 5, 2006 in the Main Courtroom of the Transylvania County Courthouse.  Sheriff Mahoney was re-elected in 2010 and 2014.

Sheriff Mahoney graduated from Brevard High School, and graduated from Asheville/Buncombe Community College with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Law Enforcement Technology. He then went on to complete his B.A. in Criminal Justice at Brevard College. He is an active member of Old Toxaway Baptist Church and is a member of the following civic organizations: Pisgah Forest Rotary Club,  SAFE (Shelter Available for Family Emergency) Board of Directors, Board of Directors of Boys and Girls Club, and The Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers.

Sheriff Mahoney serves as third vice president for the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association and also represents Western North Carolina Sheriffs as an elected member of the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission.

Sheriff Mahoney started with the sheriff's office in July of 1991 and has served as a detention officer, telecommunicator, patrol deputy, patrol shift supervisor, criminal investigator, special response team (SRT) member, and Sheriff. He holds Criminal Investigator Certification and is a 2008 graduate or the Sheriffs' Leadership Institute at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Sheriff Mahoney has been awarded the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate and the Advanced Service Award, the highest two awards attainable by a law enforcement  officer in North Carolina.