The Detention Command Staff is directly accountable to the Sheriff for implementation of all of the Sheriff’s orders and direction concerning the operation of the Brunswick County Detention Center.
Captain Michael Fowler
Captain Fowler was hired full time in March of 2008. He was promoted to Sergeant in September of 2013 and First Sergeant in July of 2014. On September 27th, 2012, Fowler was chosen as the Eastern Region Detention Officer of the year by the North Carolina Jail Administrator’s Association. In July of 2016 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
In November of 2020 he was promoted to his current rank of Captain and designated as the Chief Jailer.
- Serving Since:2008
Lieutenant Erica Patelos
Lieutenant Erica Patelos performs many functions within the Detention Center, and is responsible for maintaining incident reports, bookings into the facility, maintaining financial records and reporting statistics to the Sheriff’s Office. She also assists the Jail Administrators in supervising the daily operations of the Detention Center.
- Serving Since:2004
Lieutenant David Frye
Lieutenant James Williams
Duties & Responsibilities
The Detention Center Command Staff is responsible for directing the operation of the Brunswick County Detention Center including the supervision of the detention staff, overseeing inmate care and adhering to department policies and procedures to insure the security, safety and well-being of employees and inmates.