Wilkes County Sheriff's Office - Wilkesboro

  • Agency: Wilkes County Sheriff's Office - Wilkesboro
  • Address: 381 Executive Dr, Wilkesboro, 28697 NC
  • Chief:
Phone: 336-903-7600

Wilkes County Sheriff's Office - Wilkesboro is located at 381 Executive Dr, Wilkesboro, 28697 NC. The Wilkes County Sheriff's Office - Wilkesboro phone number is 336-903-7600.

Wilkes County Sheriff's Office - Wilkesboro News

The missing juvenile has been located and is safe. Both males have also been located. Thank you Facebook friends for all your help today. Because of you we were able to identify these gentlemen within an hour. Thanks

Power outages being reported now in several areas of the County. Stay Safe!

Power outages, downed trees, and flooding are still a strong possibility throughout the day in WIlkes. Be careful out there!

________________________________________ NEWS RELEASE ________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From: Sheriff Chris Shew County: Wilkes SCHOOL BUS SAFETY: DOES YOUR CHILD KNOW THE RULES? SHERIFF ENCOURAGES SAFETY MEASURES TO AVOID INJURY Every day millions of students use school buses as transportation to and from school. Although school buses represent the safest form of highway transportation, there are a number of safety factors of which both student and drivers should be aware. Hoping to ensure school bus safety, Sheriff Shew of Wilkes County encourages caution whenever school buses are present. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an average of 19 school-aged children die in school transportation-related traffic crashes each year and more school-aged pedestrians have been killed between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. than any other time of day. “Children are often eager to get off the school bus because they are excited to tell their parents about all of the fun they had at school that day,” said Sheriff Shew. “It is crucial that parents re-enforce the school bus safety rules children learn at school.” Sheriff Shew also suggests that parents drive their child’s bus route with them to practice the proper safety precautions they can take to help ensure their child enjoys a safe ride to and from school. Sheriff Shew encourages all parents to discuss the following safety measures with their children: Student  Always arrive at the bus stop at least 5 minutes early.  While the bus is approaching make sure to stand at least three giant steps away from the curb, wait until the bus has come to a complete stop, the door opens, and the bus driver says that it’s OK to board.  Always walk on the sidewalk when preparing to cross the street near a bus. Make eye contact with the driver so that you are sure he or she sees you.  Never walk behind the bus.  If you are walking beside the bus, walk at least three giant steps away.  Use the handrail when entering and exiting the bus. Take extra precautions to make sure that clothing with drawstrings and book bags do not get caught in the hand rail or door.  Never stop to pick something up that you have dropped when a bus is stopped. Tell the bus driver or wait until the bus has driven off to avoid not being seen by the driver. Motorists  Remember that children are unpredictable in their actions. Take extreme caution when traveling in a school zone.  If there are no sidewalks, drive cautiously. Be more alert to the possibility of children walking in the road.  Slow down and prepare to stop whenever you see yellow school bus lights flashing.  Never pass a school bus when there are flashing red lights and the stop arm is extended. This is a sign that children are getting on or off the bus. Motorists must wait until the red lights stop flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and the bus is moving before they can start driving again.  Learn and obey the school bus laws in North Carolina. Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Today we congratulate Major Victor Hall on his retirement from the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office. Major Hall begins a new chapter of his life after 30 years of dedicate service to Wilkes County and her Citizens. If you see this most recent retiree please congratulate him and thank him for his selfless service. From your Sheriff’s Office family, congratulations Major Hall, job well done, and we wish you a happy and healthy retirement.

This vehicle has been located! Thanks for all your help. The vehicle pictured was stolen sometime between July 12th and July 13th, 2018, from a business on Browns Ford Road just west of Wilkesboro. If you see this vehicle or have information about it's theft please contact the Wilkes County Sheriff's Office at 336-838-9111 or Crime Stoppers at 336-667-8900.

This subject has been identified and located. Thanks for all your information. Do you recognize this person? If so let us know who he is...he is wanted for questioning involving the use of a stolen credit card. The cars was used on June 13th, 2018, at Speedway located at 1844 US-421 N. The suspect was driving a white four door passenger car. If you have any information as to his identity please contact the Wilkes County Sheriff's Office at 336-903-7600.

Do you know this person? He is believed to be involved in a robbery off Speedway Road. If you believe you know who this man is, please contact Detective Chuck Bell at 336-903-7600 or you can contact Crime Stoppers at 336-667-8900.

Missing/Runaway Juveniles If you see either of these children please call the Wilkes County Communication Center at (336) 838-9111

911 should be functioning properly now. If you experience any problems with 911 please call 336-838-9111. This issue was out of our control and appears to have involved multiple counties, most notably Wilkes and Ashe. Thank you for your patience.

Wilkes and some surrounding Counties are experiencing problems receiving 911 calls due to a problem with telephone lines being damaged. Please be patient as we are working with Century Link to resolve the issue. If you are unable to get through on 911 our 336-838-9111 number is working.

The Wilkes County Sheriff's Office along with Safe Kids Wilkes County and the Wilkes County Health Department recently visited Mulberry and Mtn. View Elementary schools and conducted our annual bicycle & pedestrian safety program in conjunction with Safe Routes to School. Each fourth grade student was fitted for and given a bicycle helmet, given instruction on traffic safety and hand signals, and then were able to ride bikes through a course designed to place emphasis the instruction given. Several other schools have been a part of or are planning for this program.

We need your help. Do you recognize this vehicle or these people? If so contact the Wilkes County Sheriff's Office at 336-838-9111 or Crime Stoppers at 336-667-8900...you do not have to reveal your identity.

This week and every week, a very special heartfelt Thank You to all our outstanding Telecommunicators!


Secondary roads in Wilkes are still ice and snow covered. Use caution when traveling today.