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
- Crack Cocaine, 5.5 lbs.
- Opium, 2,000 lbs.
- 954% Increase in Arrests
- 10x Increase in Tip Line Leads
- 28 Cases, 28 Convictions
- 3 Life Sentences