Newland, North Carolina

Avery County Seat

Newland Police Department


Byron Clawson-Chief of Police

Michael Fields-Patrol Officer
Daniel Denton-Patrol Officer
Matthew Lambert-Patrol Officer


The Newland Police Department consists of 5 full time officers that offer 24 hour 365 day protection.  The Police Department does have a Reserve Officer Program that is filled by either active or retired full time officers from another law enforcement agency.  The Newland Police have two patrol vehicles that are black in color with white markings.  Officers are actively on vehicle or foot patrol constantly searching for issues that could result in the loss of safety.  The officers are continually within the Newland Elementary School and involved with the youth in many areas outside of the school.  Officers are responsible for traffic control, business and residence checks, enforcing the laws of North Carolina, and most importantly ensuring safety for our residents and visitors.  The Newland Police can be reached at Newland Town Hall (828) 733-2023, Avery Communications (828) 733-3858 (non-emergency) and of course 911.  All of the officers would like to thank you for visiting the website and making our town the best. If you have any questions or concerns you can email them to [email protected]