Richmond County Sheriff's Office

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Welcome to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office webpage. I, Sheriff James E. Clemmons Jr.,  hope you enjoy your visit, and I welcome the opportunity to share with you information about our outstanding law enforcement agency. Our mission at the Sheriff's Office is to improve the quality of life in our county by reducing fear, preventing crime and enforcing the law while protecting each individual's freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

Richmond County is located approximately 70 miles Southeast of Charlotte NC and 60 miles west of Fayetteville NC. The county's land area is 474 square miles and serves a population of approximately 46,000 citizens.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is staffed with 101 highly trained and professional staff members and deputies.  The Sheriff’s Offices’ staff is comprised of both eighty-four (84) sworn and seventeen (17) non-sworn personnel, twenty-seven (27) of which are assigned to duties in the Richmond County Detention Facility

On our web site, you will find information about the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, the most often used agency telephone numbers, recent news releases, publicly needed forms, and useful links to other sites. Through our web site and web links, you will be able to search for sexual predators and sexual offenders, find information about the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Corrections inmates and information concerning North Carolina State government, prepare and print useful forms for handgun purchases and concealed handgun permit applications and renewals, and locate other interesting places to visit.

Our web site gives yet another means of staying in touch with the citizens of Richmond County and its visitors. I have provided a place for you to send e-mail to me with your suggestions and comments about the Sheriff's Office and these pages.

With courage, honor, and integrity we protect the rights and dignity of all citizens. In partnership with our communities, we strive to preserve the peace and provide for a safe environment for all.

James E. Clemmons, Jr.,

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Contact Us

  1. James Clemmons

    01 Court Street
    Rockingham, NC  28379
    (910) 895-3232
     The Richmond County Sheriff's Office continues to seek information related to the disappearance of Alvin "Bent" Benson Covington.  Mr. Covington is 58 years old, 5 ft 9 inches tall, and approximately 150 lbs.  He was last seen in early November 2015 in the area of Food Lion on U.S. 1 North in Rockingham, N.C.  He also has ties to the area of Cartledge Creek Road, Northside Drive, and the Philadelphia Community area in Rockingham, N.C.  Alvin Covington suffers from early stage dementia.
     If located please contact the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at (910) 895-3232 or call 9-1-1.

Mission Statement:


 With steadfastness and purpose of mind, we accept the responsibility of overcoming adversity to remain effective, efficient, and responsive to the needs of our communities.


 With distinction and pride, we protect the rights of all citizens equally.


 We are responsible for our conduct, both professionally and personally. We are honest, fair, and strong of character. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of ethical conduct and endeavor to be role models for others.