The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation 2016 Uniform Crime Report Card was recently released.

The report shows the three-year index crime rate for Moore County had an 18 percent decrease.

Sheriff Godfrey credits the reduction in crime to the hard work and commitment by the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office. He also attributes the decrease to the increase in community partnerships that the Sheriff’s Office continues to build upon. 

“These relationships highlight the importance of a community-oriented, solutions-based approach,” said Sheriff Godfrey.

Due to these partnerships, the Sheriff’s Office has seen an increase in the number of tips received through the anonymous tip-line assisting Sheriff’s deputies with Moore and surrounding county crimes. The Sheriff’s Office has also increased its community engagement practices with events such as the Boys and Girls Club Youth Academy, Citizen’s Academy, Coffee with a Deputy, Community clean-up events and joint ventures focusing on partnership. Additionally, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office serves and has served on multiple drug and crime Task Forces such as: the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDEF), Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Task Force, Southern Pines Police Department Task Force targeting break-ins and the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) Task Force involving Moore, Lee and Harnett County Sheriff’s Offices and the Sanford Police Department.

“I am very proud that Moore County has one of the lowest crime rates in North Carolina,” said Sheriff Godfrey. “In addition to the hard work and professionalism of my command staff and our deputies, I credit the close working relationships the Sheriff’s Office has with local, Federal and State law enforcement agencies and the support the Sheriff’s Office receives from citizens of Moore County. It is a team effort.”

Moore County citizens can find this information by accessing the North Carolina Department of Justice website at:




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