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The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office manages two detention facilities. The Cleveland County Detention Center is located at 407 McBrayer Street while the Law Enforcement Detention Center can be found at 100 Justice Place. Both facilities are in Shelby, North Carolina. The facilities are manned by a staff of 68 full-time detention officers.

How to Send Mail or Package

Inmates housed in the Cleveland County Detention Center are allowed to receive mail. All incoming mail will be inspected for contraband. It should include the sender’s complete name and return address. To send mail to an inmate, you must address it in the following manner:

Inmates Full Name
100 Justice Place
Shelby, NC 28151

Funds can be sent to inmates at the detention center through several ways. Money can be sent online by visiting the website It can also be deposited using the kiosk in the lobby of the detention center at 407 McBrayer Street. Money orders and cashier’s checks can be sent through mail to the address below. Make sure to include the inmate’s full name, date of birth, or SSN on the money order or cashier’s check.

Inmates Full Name
Inmate Trust Fund Account
PO Box 1508
Shelby, NC 28151-1508

Visitation Hours

Inmates confined at the Cleveland County Detention Center and the Law Enforcement Detention Center are allowed visitation. For both facilities, visits are held on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 1pm to 3:45pm. The schedule for visitation is dependent on the inmate’s last name.

Wednesday (Last name begins with A-M)
Friday (Last name begins with N-Z)

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office maintains an online database of all inmates currently housed in its two facilities. Each inmate has a profile which contains his/her photo, complete name, age, race/sex, arrest date, court date, charges, status, and bond amount.

The Sheriff’s Office also posts its Most Wanted List online. The list contains the individual’s photo, name, race, sex, age, height, and weight. It also states the reason why the person is on the wanted list. If you have any information on any person on this list, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 704-484-4822.

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Cleveland County Sheriff Information

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for providing law enforcement services to the communities in the county. These services include enforcing state and local laws, conducting patrols, investigating crimes, working with schools, and providing court security. The head of the CCSO is Sheriff Alan Norman. He is assisted by Chief Deputy Durwin Briscoe in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the entire agency.

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Address:
100 Justice Place
Shelby, NC 28150

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Cleveland County can be found along the southern border of North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Its county seat is Shelby which is also the largest city in the area. Its estimated population is 100,359 based on the 2021 census. The total area of the county is 468 square miles.

2018 Annual Average Violent Crimes: 199
Data Source: North Carolina County Health Rankings

Cleveland County Public Records Information

All requests for copies of public records in Cleveland Couty are submitted in writing and emailed to [email protected] or mailed to:

Public Records’ Request
Cleveland County
P.O. Box 1210
Shelby, NC 28151-0120

All requests are fulfilled based on the order that they are received unless the staff requires more time to fulfill a particular request. You will be notified as soon as the staff receives the request and updated if the request will take longer than expected to fulfill. You will also be notified if there are any associated fees that you will need to pay. Make sure to provide a mailing address as well as an email address when submitting the request.

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