Sheriff's Message

Sheriff ThorntonDear Citizens,

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Sampson County Sheriff's Office website. As a citizen of Sampson County it is important for you to be aware of the operations of the Sheriff's Office and events in your community, and this is one more information tool available to you. I feel that this website will be beneficial in exchanging information that is essential in solving community problems.

By working together, citizens and law enforcement, we can tackle the crime, the drug abuse, and the gang activity that plague our community. We must stand together and send the message that this activity will not be tolerated in Sampson County. The citizens of Sampson County set the tone for what will and what will not be tolerated within their communities.

I took an oath to serve the citizens of Sampson County; however, I need your assistance. I need you to be vigilant and report criminal activity within your community. My deputies cannot be everywhere; that's why I need your eyes and ears. Together, we can truly make a difference.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to visit our webpage. If I or any of my staff can be of assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me.


Jimmy Thornton