Sheriff Gary Banks

Sheriff Shane Hilliard

The Yancey County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to safeguarding the lives, property, and constitutional rights of our citizens and will strive to maintain the highest level of public trust and respect by demanding the highest standards of honesty and integrity from our staff. We are committed to the rule of law and its professionalism. We value personal and professional growth through both education and training. We will maintain order through proven and innovative techniques, progressive ideas, modern technology, and a constant visible law enforcement presence. We recognize the importance of investing in the future of our community’s children and make a commitment to them. We will maintain a close partnership with the citizens of Yancey County, local community groups, and other law enforcement agencies to ensure that, collectively; we can promote, protect, and preserve the peace for everyone.