The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office was founded in 1779. Since the inception of the office of the Sheriff is has been the goal of LCSO to protect life and property in Lincoln County.
The mission of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Community Based Policing is to form a partnership with the citizens of Lincoln County. Our goal is to understand and serve the needs of the citizens of our county, to improve the quality of life, to develop a good working relationship with our citizens, to maintain order, help to solve problems, and apprehend criminals in a manner consistent with the law. In adopting the Community Policing Philosophy, we will look beyond the traditional law enforcement response. All our citizens will be treated with courtesy and respect and we will work with them to address our overall mission of protecting life and property and preventing crime so that they may enjoy a better quality of life.