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The Operations Division is supervised by Captain Greg Thomas. Captain Thomas supervises the day to day operations of the Sheriff’s Operations Division and performs administrative and supervisory Law Enforcement work for the Sheriff and Union County. The Operations Division is divided into smaller specialized units called bureaus.

Patrol Bureau

The Patrol Bureau has four geographic zones, each with its own patrol squad and K9 unit, led by a lieutenant and a sergeant. Duties of each squad include 12-hour patrol shifts where officers conduct investigations, serve warrants and processes, and answer calls for service.

Warrant Squad

In the Warrant Squad, a sergeant leads a group of deputies who focus on finding, arresting and processing those in Union County who have warrants for arrest, including those who are both residents of Union County or are from other jurisdictions.

Town Contract Deputies

Under a program in place since the 1990s, Town Contract Deputies are contracted from the Sheriff’s Office to perform community-based protection and safety services to specific towns in Union County. As of 2015, this program is active in Weddington, Lake Park, Wesley Chapel, Marvin and has an especially large and successful presence in the town of Indian Trail.


The Sheriff’s Alcohol Field Enforcement (SAFE) Unit is a grant-funded program that was created in 2015 to help keep citizens safe from drunk drivers and to decrease the amount of DWIs. This unit includes a sergeant and four highly-trained deputies.

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Contact Information

Sheriff's Office
3344 Presson Road

Monroe, NC 28112

Captain Greg Thomas
Operations Division Supervisor
Phone: 704-283-3887

Specific Sheriff's Office Departments

Jail: 704-283-3641
Jail Transport: 704-292-2500,
Jail Transport Fax: 704-292-2599
Investigations: 704-283-3722
Civil: 704-292-2610
Community Resources: 704-283-3765
Records: 704-283-3585
Animal Services: 704-283-2308
Pet Adoption: 704-283-8303

About the Sheriff’s Office

The Union County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) provides a full range of law enforcement services for our citizens in a continually growing county. These services include patrol, jail, civil process, criminal investigation and animal services.

The Sheriff’s Office works to serve the public to the best of their ability by providing quality service to citizens through contemporary law enforcement tactics, philosophies and proficient development of personnel.