Meet Jason

Law enforcement is a family tradition for the Reids. Not only were Coy and Jason the first father-son SWAT duo in the state of North Carolina, once his brother Cory joined, they became the first father-son-son trio in NC history. Jason is also a co-owner and instructor at their family business, Reid and Lail’s Karate School of Oyama. Jason has studied martial arts for over 20 years earning a 5th degree black belt in Kyokushinkai karate.

Over a 20 year career, Jason has not always had the privilege of working with his father, Sheriff Reid. Jason has worked for other great agencies and has grown professionally as an officer. In addition to experience, he learned new methodologies which he now brings to Catawba County. Throughout his career, you may have seen him in the news with headlines about the largest busts in history for:

  • Marijuana, 1,581 lbs. - Lincoln, 2005
  • Methamphetamine, 4 lbs. - Lincoln, 2005
  • Hydrocodone, 1,502 pills - Iredell, 2010
  • Crack cocaine, 5.5 lbs. - Catawba, 2016
  • Opium, 2,000 lbs. - Catawba, 2017

Proven Results

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    Clean County

    Record Busts:

    • Crack Cocaine, 5.5 lbs.
    • Opium, 2,000 lbs.
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    Active Approach

    • 954% Increase in Arrests
    • 10x Increase in Tip Line Leads
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    Federal Favorite

    • 28 Cases, 28 Convictions
    • 3 Life Sentences 

News

Catawba County Sheriff's Office church security series concludes

Catawba County Sheriff’s Office church security series concludes

Buy Now Courtesy of the Catawba County Sheriff's Office: CCSO Capt. Jason Reid stands before the crowd at one of the sheriff's office's four church security classes. Seng, Max NEWTON...
Investigators seize 28 grams of cocaine, guns, cash at Conover residence

Investigators seize 28 grams of cocaine, guns, cash at Conover residence

CONOVER — A Conover man was taken into custody following the execution of a search warrant at his residence that resulted in the seizure of a trafficking amount of cocaine,...
Capt. Jason Reid announces resignation

Capt. Jason Reid announces resignation

ROBERT C. REED/HICKORY DAILY RECORD: Former Capt. Jason Reid with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, works on cleaning out his office after resigning from his job. The decision comes in...
Former police employee makes first appearance in court on felony marijuana charges

Former police employee makes first appearance in court on felony marijuana charges

NEWTON — A former Hickory Police Department civilian employee made her first appearance in court Monday afternoon. Victoria Yang, 22, of Claremont, appeared on charges of one felony count each...
Deputies charge duo with trafficking opiates, heroin in Catawba County

Deputies charge duo with trafficking opiates, heroin in Catawba County

Submitted Photo: CCSO Capt. Jason Reid said via the release the seizure included a half pound of opiates and just more than a half ounce of black tar heroin. Antoine...
Officials: Meth, marijuana recovered during drug bust

Officials: Meth, marijuana recovered during drug bust

Staff Writer NEWTON, NC Members of the Catawba County Sheriff's Office arrested two individuals after they recover 2 pounds of marijuana and 5 ounces of crystal meth at a house...
Familiar footsteps: Narcotics officer Jason Reid joining sheriff’s office

Familiar footsteps: Narcotics officer Jason Reid joining sheriff’s office

“I tried to talk them into being a doctor or a lawyer – something that they were going to make a lot of money out of,” Coy Reid said. It...
The Reids: Like father, like son

Sheriff’s Office loses top narcotics lieutenant to Catawba County

Staff Writer Starting May 11, Jason Reid will have a much shorter commute to work. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics lieutenant and father of two has accepted a position...
The Reids: Like father, like son

The Reids: Like father, like son

Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid (foreground) and his son, Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy Jason Reid. Law enforcement career runs deep in county deputy’s family JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer From an...