Cabarrus Sheriff Van Shaw has more than 30 years’ experience in law enforcement.
He spent many years with the NC State Bureau of Investigation. Shaw served as the agency’s deputy director before retiring in 2015. Upon retirement, he joined the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office. He oversee the criminal investigation division.
Shaw holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Elon University. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Pfeiffer University.
He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1985 through 1995.
Shaw lives in Concord with his wife, Taina, and daughters Hannah and Madison.