Cabarrus County Sheriff Van Shaw has more than 30 years’ experience in law enforcement.
He spent many years with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and served as the agency’s deputy director before retiring in 2015, when he joined the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office to oversee the criminal investigation division.
Shaw holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Elon University and 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.