Publications & Links

The NCSA provides these resources to both the Sheriffs and Sheriffs’ personnel as well as the citizens of North Carolina. Below you’ll find a host of documents, downloads and links relating to law enforcement as well as public safety. We hope you’ll find them useful. Please contact the NCSA if you find any resources out of date or a link no longer valid.


firearmscover North Carolina Firearms Laws and Permits no_firearmsConcealed Handguns
— Prohibited Carry Areas
NCDOJNC Dept of Justice
— Concealed Handguns Reciprocity
Concealed Carry Handgun PublicationUpdated Concealed Handgun Permits and the Use of Deadly Force CoverMost Common Firearms Law Questions January 2016 CaptureAOC-SP-917
Court Order Release for Pistol Handgun Permit
Mental health ReleaseAOC-SP-914M
Concealed Handgun Permit Release Form
Sex Offender Registry Info
Sex Offender Registration in
North Carolina
NC Sex Offender Registry
Traumatic Incident Response Program
TraumaticIncidentNCSA Traumatic Incident
Response Program Overview
TraumaticIncidentOfficer’s Use of Deadly Force
Public Safety
Commitment Issues for Law Enforcement 2.27.2020 Commitment Issues for Law Enforcement Commitment Issues for Law Enforcement 2.27.2020 Mutual Aid Between Law Enforcement Agencies
The Office of Sheriff in North Carolina Disposition of Property Vacancy in the Office of Sheriff
Elective Office of the Sheriff The Office of Sheriff is Not a Department

Additional Resources

UNC-DomeUNC School of Govt
Administration of Justice Bulletin

North Carolina Government Agencies

NC Attorney General

UNC School of GovernmentSchool of Government
NC Sheriffs’ Education and
Training Standards Commission
NCJAANC Jail Administrators’ Association
NC Justice Academy
NC Department of Public SafetyDepartment of Public Safety NC GovernorOffice of the Governor NC General AssemblyNC General Assembly

State Bureau of Investigation
NC Government Main SiteNC Government Main Site

Federal Agencies

Bureau of Justice AssistanceBureau of Justice Assistance Federal Bureau of InvestigationFederal Bureau of Investigation NC Congressional MembersNC Congressional Members

Other Law Enforcement Sites

National Sheriffs' AssociationNational Sheriffs’ Association USA On WatchUSA On Watch Corrections ConnectionThe Corrections Connection National Crime Prevention UnitNational Crime
Prevention Council

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