Welcome to the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office. We are a full service Sheriff’s Office serving the citizens and visitors of Transylvania County since 1861. We employee eighty four full time staff members, and a number of part time employees who serve our community. Our sheriff’s Office is comprised of a Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations, Civil Process, Detention Center, School Resource Division and Court Security Services.
The Sheriff’s Office has twenty volunteers that fill a number of duties from vacation house checks to office clerical tasks, including fingerprinting. The Sheriff’s Office has a Narcotics Division, who investigates all illegal drug complaints, as well as performs drug interdiction. Our Sheriff, David A. Mahoney, was elected as our Sheriff in 2006.
The Administration Division includes a Chief Deputy and two Captains. The core foundation of the Sheriff’s Office is built on “Integrity, Professionalism, Respect and Fairness”. Our moto continues to be “Doing the right thing, the right way, for the right reasons”. We look forward to serving our citizens in every capacity.
David Mahoney - Sheriff