Sex Offenders threaten the safety of our community and all of our citizens, particularly the most vulnerable - our children. The Union County Sheriff's Office works closely with the community we serve, as well as local agencies dedicated to the well-being of our citizens. We recognize, however, that we cannot - in isolation - take on the job of protecting our citizens from sex offenders. Because we have limited resources, we must form a strong coalition of partners who share the same vision with regards to sex offender management.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office truly believes that education is critical to help the public recognize the danger of sex offenders who are known to us, but also those unknown to us. When possible, we work with schools, day care facilities, churches, etc. to help citizens, especially children, recognize the signs of abuse and what steps to take if abuse is detected. Helping children understand that concept is the first step in stopping the abuse.
We also provide user-friendly access to the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry via our website. As well, the Sheriff’s Office works regularly with our partners in the State and Federal Law Enforcement realm, specifically, the US Marshals Service (the agency tasked with the enforcement of the Adam Walsh Act,) the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, North Carolina Office of Probation and Parole, and the Union County District Attorney’s Office. In addition to the four local police departments in Union County (Stallings, Waxhaw, Wingate, and Marshville) the Sheriff’s Office maintains regular contact with the contiguous counties in both North and South Carolina and those jurisdictions to which offenders are moving to and counties from which offenders have come. Working together, we can make a difference in helping to keep our community safe.