Sheriff David S. Grice
David Smith Grice, a lifelong resident of Davidson County, has held the office of High Sheriff since his appointment in 2004. Prior to his appointment and subsequent election, Sheriff Grice, initially sworn in as law enforcement officer with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office and the Denton Police Department in 1971, was also a 30 year member of the criminal justice division faculty at Davidson County Community College. Sheriff Grice was awarded a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte in 1990. Under his direction, the Davidson County Sheriff's Office has enhanced innovative and effective crime deterrent programs, and developed effective partnerships with all local ,state and federal law enforcement agencies who serve the citizens of Davidson County.