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Andrews Police Department

APD: (828) 629-3703 • Dispatch: (828)321-4224

1101 Main St
Andrews, North Carolina 28901
Chief: Derrick Palmer (interim)

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It is the mission of the Andrews Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and enhance public safety while working with the diverse communities to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.

The Andrews Police Department follows the P.R.I.D.E mnemonic to achieve our mission goals.


Andrews Volunteer Fire Department

85 Fourth Street
P.O. Box 692
Andrews, NC 28901
Chief: Jake Buchanan

(828) 321-4200

Valleytown Volunteer Fire Department

2769 Stewart Road
P.O. Box 1396
Andrews, NC 28901
Chief: Justin Hyde

(828) 321-3707
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Andrews Rescue Squad

602 Locust Street
P.O. Box 729
Andrews, NC 28906
Commander: Josh Stalcup

(828) 321-6022

Sheriff Derrick Palmer
Sheriff Palmer

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department

577 Regal St
Murphy, North Carolina 28906
Sheriff: Derrick Palmer

(828) 837-2589
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