Sheriff Campbell has emphasized implementing the Community Orientated Policing (COPS) Philosophy throughout the Iredell County Sheriff's Office. We have a specialized team of deputies who are assigned to the more densely populated southern section of Iredell County. As the population, traffic and potential for criminal activity increase in this area, we have responded by placing more resources in this area.
This program is working well. Sheriff Campbell is consistently researching grant opportunities to improve the quality of life in Iredell County. Community Policing is the basis of modern policing. You will find us on patrol, always observant, aware and prepared to respond quickly and professionally. We take a proactive approach in engaging the community in professional and positive ways.
The constant patrol presence of our deputies greatly impacts the crime picture in our county by helping to keep violent crimes and property damage or loss to a minimum. We are reminded every day, the ultimate responsibility for peace, crime prevention and criminal apprehension resides not only with our deputies but the citizens as well.
The job simply cannot be done without the input and cooperation from our community. Sheriff Campbell has stated many times, "Neighbors talk to neighbors and friends talk to friends". This is what drives us to maintain our community contacts. Sheriff Campbell and the deputies can be found at community events on a daily basis.