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Sheriff Keith Stone
Keith started his career in law enforcement in 1984 as a Jailer with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. He was certified as a Deputy in 1986 and remained in that capacity until he became a member of the North Carolina Highway Patrol in 1987. Keith Stone retired from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol in 2012. 

Keith Stone holds an Associates of Science Degree in Law Enforcement Technology.  He also graduated with honors and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration. a Masters Degree in Business Administration, and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Graduate Program. 

He has attended numerous courses in his tenure and earned over Three Thousand hours of training.  Keith also holds certification as a North Carolina Training and Standards Instructor and is a certified instructor in Verbal Judo, North Carolina Justice Academy Physical Fitness, Cooper’s Physical Fitness, Radar, Lidar, and Time Distance. In 2011 Keith attended and holds a certificate of instruction from FBI LEEDA as a Leadership Development Instructor for law enforcement. Keith is the recipient of Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate of North Carolina.  He is also a First Degree Black Belt in Goju-Shorin Karate.

Keith also serves on the Board of Directors for the Nash County
 Health Department, Bible Badges and Businesses of Nash and Edgecombe County, is a past Board of Director for the Heartsease Volunteer Fire Department, Rocky Mount North Carolina and an active member of the YMCA of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.  Keith also serves as a N.C. Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Physical Fitness Instructor at Nash Community College.  He is a Certified N. C. Wildlife Hunter Education Instructor as well as a Certified NRA Pistol Instructor.  He was sworn in as a Special Agent with Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency (ALE) in 2013 and he was also  appointed to the North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission.

Accomplishments Since Taking Office in December 2014.


  • Implemented a Special Response Team for High Risk Incidents
  • Implemented a Highway Interdiction Team to help curb the flow of drugs through Nash County
  • Implemented the creation of the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force made up of various local law enforcement agencies
  • Implemented a Heroin Initiative to help combat the growing epidemic of Heroin overdoses
  • Implemented an Employee Recognition Ceremony to honor our employees for the work that they do
  • Implemented an Employee Wellness Program through a partnership with the Harrison Family YMCA.
  • Increased the number of personnel working in the Narcotics Division to curb the growing drug problems
  • Implemented a new uniform, patch and badge for all employees to help boost employee morale and provided better equipment for those employees to utilize in their daily operations to streamline efficiency.
  • Added new employee positions in key areas and new updated equipment through the use of local, state and federal grants
  • Implemented a Scholarship Program for local high school seniors based on academic accomplishments, need, and community service
  • Committed to having Deputies become a part of the community they serve by participating in various local community events on an ongoing basis