Ricky T. Buchanan, Sheriff

McDowell County, North Carolina​​​

​​​​​​​My name is Ricky T. Buchanan, Sheriff of McDowell County, North Carolina.  The McDowell County Sheriff's Office believes in the dignity and worth of all people.  It is the duty of our office to safeguard lives and property while always respecting the people's constitutional rights. 

Through dedicated leadership, our partnerships with other local, state and federal public safety agencies, and alongside our community, the McDowell County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for our citizens, businesses and visitors.


Together, we can continue making a difference-- for our families, our communities and our county.


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​​​​​828-652-2235

​​​​Welcome from Sheriff Ricky T. Buchanan, to the McDowell County Sheriff's Office Official Website.
This website is just another outreach of the McDowell County Sheriff's Office to connect with its citizens & legal professionals for an open line of communication.
Please let us know how we can better serve you!

McDowell County Sheriff's Office

593 Spaulding Road

Marion, NC 28752


McDowell County Sheriff's Office (Main) - 828-652-2235

Detention Facility - 828-652-2236

Criminal Investigations - 828-652-2237



​     ​​Sheriff Ricky T. Buchanan