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The Hertford County Detention Center is a medium security facility. It houses male and female inmates awaiting trial or serving sentences. It has a total bed capacity of 92 inmates. It features cell blocks that can hold up to 50 male inmates and 36 female inmates. It also features 7 isolation cells. You may get information about the facility, its policies, and inmates by calling (252) 358-7840.

How to Send Mail or Package

Inmates may receive mail from family members and friends. All incoming mail is inspected for contraband. It should include the sender’s complete name and address. To send mail to an inmate, please address it in the following manner:

Inmate’s Complete Name
Hertford County Detention Center
P.O. Box 176
Winton, NC 27986

Visitation Hours

Inmates housed in the Hertford County Detention Center are allowed visitation. For information on the facilities visitation policy, you may call (252) 358-7840. Visitation is held on Thursdays and Sundays from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm for males and 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm for females.

The Hertford County Sheriff’s Office posts their Most Wanted list online. The page shows each individual’s photo. Once clicked, visitors will be able to see the person’s complete name and some details about why that person is wanted by law enforcement. If you have any information on the people on this list, please call the Sheriff’s Office at (252) 358-7800.

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Hertford County Sheriff Information

The Hertford County Sheriff’s Office is the chief law enforcement agency in the county. It provides various services to the communities including criminal investigations, serving civil process and criminal process, court security, communications for county emergency services, and housing inmates. The head of the agency is Sheriff Dexter A. Hayes. He oversees around 56 employees and the various divisions of the Sheriff’s Office including Detective, Uniform Patrol, and Communications.

Hertford County Sheriff’s Office Address:
701 North Taylor Street
Winton, NC 27986

Hertford County Sheriff’s Office Phone Number:
(252) 358-7800

Hertford County is located in the northeastern region of North Carolina. Its county seat is Winton and the largest town is Ahoskie. The estimated population of the county is 21,278 based on the 2021 census. It has a total area of 360 square miles.

2018 Annual Average Violent Crimes: 77
Data Source: North Carolina County Health Rankings

Hertford County Public Records Information

Copies of public records are available upon request in Hertford County. To get a copy of criminal cases, special proceedings, and divorce judgments, you can contact the Clerk of Court’s office. Copies of vital records and real estate records are available at the Register of Deeds. Police reports such as incident and arrest reports are available at the Sheriff’s Office.

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