Sheriff Wayne Coats


Your Harnett County Sheriff

I am Wayne Coats

I have over 24 years of Harnett County Law Enforcement experience, starting as patrol deputy, to major, to Sheriff. I have extensive experience with all divisions in the Sheriff's Office. 

Harnett County is my home. I reside in Dunn with my wife, Dale and have three grown children and a grandchild. 

My goal, as Sheriff, has been and will continue to be to serve you in a manner that produces a safe and vibrant community. We can achieve this through focusing on safe schools, safe communities, and effective policing. 

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