Sheriff's Office - Willie Rowe, Sheriff

A female WCSO deputy smiling in uniform, a male WCSO deputy listening intently, and a WCSO detention officer saluting. The WCSO badge is overlaying all three images.

​​The Sheriff's Office is the primary law enforcement agency for the unincorporated areas of the County. Wake County elects the Sheriff to four-year terms. Law enforcement is a vital role of government at nearly all levels.

Our Mission

It is our mission that the Wake County Sheriff’s Office serve the citizens, residents, and visitors of Wake County by providing professional law enforcement, judicial, and detention services that protect and preserve the Constitutional Rights of the people and mandates the fair and impartial enforcement of the law.

Our Core Values

We, the men and women of the Wake County Sheriff's Office, pledge to incorporate our core values in every aspect of our service to our community. Our four core values are:

  • Integrity – We pledge to maintain a strong sense of honesty, morality, goodness, and ethical character.
  • Accountability – We are skilled in the performance of our duties and governed by the code of ethics that demands integrity by word or by act publicly and privately, the allegiance to our oath of office and the laws that govern our nation.
  • Transparency – We must value and nurture the trust we earn through honesty and excellence in service. We pledge to treat those we serve and have sworn to protect with courtesy, respect, dignity, and compassion to achieve that trust.
  • Consistency – We must always provide high levels of service, not just the consistency in the delivery of service. We will always strive to offer the highest standard of customer service always, without hesitation, for all residents and visitors of the County of Wake.
John H. Baker Public Safety Center

Emergencies DIAL 9-1-1 

Phone: 919-856-6900
Fax: 919-856-6874

John H. Baker Public Safety Center
330 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27601