Keeping You & Your Family Safe

Sheriff William T. “Bill” Schatzman was first elected Sheriff of Forsyth County in 2002 and is completing his fourth term in office.

  • His distinguished law enforcement career includes 24 years as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • His experience includes investigating bank robberies, gambling rings, organized crime and illegal drug operations.
  • He has also trained and supervised other special agents and was the FBI’s Police Training Coordinator for the entire state of North Carolina.

Sheriff Schatzman completed his career with the FBI in 1994 and founded Schatzman & Associates (S&A), a private security company providing corporate clients with product and personnel security services.

S&A services also included investigative support to attorneys engaged in both civil and criminal litigation. He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Sheriff Schatzman proudly served his country as a United States Marine.

Known & Respected Among Law Enforcement Professionals

Sheriff Schatzman strongly believes in “giving back” to the community, serving on numerous nonprofit boards and commissions:

  • He is a member of the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association (NCSA) and sits on the NCSA Legislative Committee working with the North Carolina Legislature on matters affecting law enforcement.
  • He represents the NCSA as a Commissioner on the North Carolina State Emergency Response Commission (NCSERC).
  • He is a board member on the Governing Board of the North Carolina Law Enforcement Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NCISAAC).
  • Sheriff Schatzman is the NCSA representative and board member on the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Advisory Board which provides critical information to law enforcement in North Carolina.

Professional Law Enforcement, Nationally Recognized

During Sheriff Schatzman’s tenure, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has become one of the most respected law enforcement agencies in North Carolina.

Under his leadership, the Sheriff’s Office attained accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (CALEA) that recognizes superior law enforcement organizations nationwide.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is one of only five accredited sheriff’s offices in North Carolina.

Law Enforcement That’s Proven, Professional & Effective

Since first elected in 2002, Sheriff Schatzman has:

  • brought modern, efficient and effective law enforcement to Forsyth County
  • placed more deputies on patrol for safer neighborhoods
  • ensured that our deputies receive the best training and equipment
  • hired and promoted based on qualifications and merit
  • made more effective use of our tax dollars

AND reduced serious crime by 42% since his first full year in office [per most recent NC SBI Crime Reporting Data, 2003-2016]

We are safer today because of Sheriff Bill Schatzman and the men and women of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Let’s keep the highest level of professionalism in the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and reelect Sheriff Bill Schatzman – proven, professional, effective.

One Team One Mission. Keeping You & Your Family Safe.

Serious Crime Is Down By

Serious crime in Forsyth County has fallen by 42% since Sheriff Bill Schatzman’s first complete year in office 15 years ago.*  Why?  It’s simple. Since first being elected in 2002, Sheriff Schatzman has made sure that we have:

  • more deputies on patrol
  • better trained deputies
  • better equipped deputies
  • a strong, effective drug interdiction team to fight the growing plague of illegal opioids
  • more effective control over gangs, domestic violence and sex offenders
  • one of the most professional law enforcement agencies in the state, with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office being one of only five accredited sheriffs’ offices throughout North Carolina

In a campaign year in which the other candidate is wanting “change”, the real facts show that no change is needed.  We are safer today because of Sheriff Bill Schatzman and the fine men and women of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

One Team One Mission. Vote Schatzman for Sheriff in November – and let’s keep proven, professional and effective law enforcement in Forsyth County.

 [*Per most recent NC SBI Crime Reporting Data, 2003-2016]

One Team One Mission – Keeping You and Your Family Safer

For the past 16 years, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office under Sheriff Bill Schatzman has evolved into one of the most proven, professional and effective law enforcement agencies in North Carolina.  How?  By adopting a One Team One Mission approach to everything it does – from deputy patrols to drug interdiction, from investigating crimes to crime prevention, from better controls on sex offenders to fighting domestic violence.

Here’s a summary of just some of the advancements the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has made under Sheriff Schatzman.  Let’s keep proven, professional and effective law enforcement in Forsyth County – and remember, voting Schatzman for Sheriff in November is a vote to keep you and your family safer:

  • Reduced serious crime by 42% since his first complete year in office [Per most recent NC SBI Crime Reporting Data, 2003-2016]
  • Continued fight against illegal drugs, gangs, child abuse and domestic violence; participation in FBI task force
  • One of only five accredited sheriff’s offices in North Carolina
  • Continue to deploy and enhance Community-Oriented Policing initiatives in municipalities of Clemmons, Lewisville, Rural Hall, and Walkertown
  • Knowledge and skill-based promotional process, tiered career enhancement, and military/education incentives for greatly improved deputy and staff retention
  • Special team incentives (SWAT, Canine, SRT, Honor Guard, Field Training Officer)
  • Implementation of body cameras and Tasers for improved accountability and alternatives in use of force
  • Developed joint in-door firearm range with Winston-Salem police department for improved efficiency and significant cost savings to taxpayers
  • Issuance of rifles for field officers and new deputy handguns to enhance citizen and deputy safety, with improved accuracy and overall cost reduction
  • Move to new Forsyth County Public Safety Center in 2013 with enhanced training facilities, a fully operational Emergency Operations Center for 911 and all first responders
  • Improved Sheriff’s Office fleet with ballistic door panels for field vehicles and associated equipment for increased deputy and citizen safety
  • Use of DEA forfeiture funds resulting from drug interdiction to purchase Bearcat Armored Rescue Vehicle, create new Mobile Command Post and outfit new law enforcement positions – bringing tremendous cost savings to local taxpayers

Only local law enforcement agency to continue to provide full-time chaplaincy services to staff and victims of crime in initiative with WF Baptist resulting in improved service while reducing the cost.