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Thank you for visiting the Durham County Sheriff’s Office website. It is with great pride that Sheriff Birkhead and his staff serve the citizens of Durham County. This page is designed to keep you informed about our law enforcement efforts in your community.

In addition to our patrol units, and a team of criminal investigators, our agency operates the Durham County Detention Facility, provides courthouse security, and delivers warrants and numerous civil documents. Our jurisdiction goes beyond Durham County residents. More than 80% of the services we provide benefits citizens living in the City of Durham.

Please follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, Watch us on YouTube and Connect with us on Next Door at the below links. You can also register for updates at next door. We hope you enjoy your visit on agency’s website.




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 Liability Waiver for 9-11 Memorial Fitness Challenge



Annual Reports


Calls for Service

Civil Paper Lookup

Inmate Commissary

Inmate Funds

Inmate Phone Services

Inmate Visitation

Kids Zone            


Project Lifesaver

Public Information

Durham's Most Wanted

RAIDS Online

Special Services

Who's in Jail


 Submit an anonymous tip

To report a crime in progress call (919) 560-0900(919) 560-0900 or
if it is an EMERGENCY call 911

For general Sheriff's Office inquiries,
please call (919) 560-0897(919) 560-0897 or e-mail sheriff@durhamsheriff.org.
To contact a specific Sheriff's employee directly, visit the Contact Us page. 


We are a Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer