The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office enforces and maintains public safety. Divisions include Animal Control, Civil/Records, Communications, Community Policing, Courthouse Security, Crime Scene, DARE/School Resource Officers, Jail and Patrol.
The Cabarrus County Emergency Management Department plans for and responds to emergency situations and educates citizens in fire safety and emergency preparedness. Divisions include Fire Marshal's Office, and Homeland Security.
The Cabarrus County Emergency Medical Services Department provides 24-hour emergency and non-emergency stretcher transportation to all Cabarrus County residents.