Welcome To Swain County

Sheriff Department and Jail

Image of Swain County patrol car.

Sheriff's Organization

Curtis Cochran Sheriff email
Jason Gardner Chief Deputy email
Janet Cochran Administrative Assistant email
Dawn Zalva Receptionist email

Carolyn Posey email
Gary Cloer email
Brian Leopard email
Charlie Robinson email
Chad Case email

Patrol Captians
Brian Kirkland email

Civil Process
Bill Waldroup email

School Resource Officers
Michael Harrison email
David Zalva email
Allen Melvin email
Renee Renfroe email

Jail Administrators
Richard Posey email

Sheriff's Links

For more information on law enforcement issues:

ATF - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Enforces the Federal laws and regulations relating to alcohol, tobacco, firearms, explosives and arson.

FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation

SBI - North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation

North Carolina Sheriffs' Association

North Carolina - Find a sexual offender - Sex offender and public protection registry.

North Carolina Concealed Handgun Law - Reciprocity


Sheriff's Office and Jail
95 Brendle Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1398
Bryson City, NC 28713

In an Emergency Call 911

Curtis Cochran
Jason Gardner
Chief Deputy
Janet Cochran
Administrative Assistant
Dawn Zalva
Phone 828-488-0159
Fax 828-488-0481

Carolyn Posey
Gary Cloer
Brian Leopard
Charlie Robinson
Chad Case

Patrol Captians
Brian Kirkland

Civil Process
Bill Waldroup

School Resource Officers
Michael Harrison
David Zalva
Allen Melvin
Renee Renfroe

Jail Administrators
Richard Posey

Office Hours:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday