A History of Community, Excellence, and Growth

Forsyth County was founded on January 16, 1849 by the North Carolina Legislature. The county was named after Colonel Benjamin Forsyth to honor his service and sacrifice in the War of 1812. Colonel Forsyth was a respected landowner in what was then Stokes County, as well as a distinguished military commander, who died in 1814.

Twenty-one Sheriffs have served the citizens and communities of Forsyth County since 1849. Sheriff Bobby F. Kimbrough, Jr. was elected to office in 2018. His passionate commitment to serving others, coupled with his diverse career experiences in law enforcement, give him a unique vision for fulfilling the duties of the Office of Sheriff.

As a full-service law enforcement agency, the FCSO provides comprehensive job training, incentives, benefits, and advancement opportunities for all team members.

FCSO is proud to be part of an ongoing legacy committed to transparency and integrity within our organization and the larger community. Join our team or connect with us and become part of our story.

Leadership. Accountability. Integrity.

The Vision of FCSO is to enhance the quality of life and sense of community in Forsyth County by providing effective criminal justice services that are guided by integrity and compassion, and supported by the trust of those we protect.

Our Mission is to ensure the security of life and property, prevent crime and disorder, and enforce the laws of North Carolina and the United States.

Our Strategy is to identify and deploy best practice methods, incorporate them into our policies and procedures, and engage in continuing education.