The Professional Standards Division, Internal Affairs Section conducts administrative investigations and reports findings directly to the Sheriff. We ensure fairness during each review and take personnel misconduct seriously. Internal Affairs reviews all vehicle chases, fleet vehicle accidents and use of force incidents involving employees. Functions also include statistical analysis of reports, policy and procedure guidelines and determination of changes needed in policy.

If you find that you need to bring a complaint against FCSO personnel, be sure to note the following:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Names of those involved
  • Possible witnesses
  • Additional specific information pertaining to the incident (ex: vehicle number, tag number, location, direction of travel, etc.)

Complaints can be addressed immediately by contacting the Professional Standards Division, Internal Affairs Section. When the investigation is completed, we will provide you notification in writing. It should be noted that we cannot provide you with information regarding disciplinary actions taken against an employee.

To contact Professional Standards Division, Internal Affairs Section:

Captain D. Carter, Professional Standards
April Britt, Administrative Assistant

301 North Church Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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