About Sheriff Robert Holland
Robert Holland is currently serving his fourth term as Macon County Sheriff, having been elected in 2002 following the retirement of Sheriff Homer Holbrooks. He has served honorably as a law enforcement officer for 27 years. He began his career with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office in 1991. He worked his way up through the ranks of the department, serving as Detention Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Juvenile Investigator, K-9 Handler, and Detective Sergeant. He has always had a heart geared toward helping our most valuable resource, our children. He was the recipient of the NC Juvenile Officer of the Year in 1999 and he and his wife received the Donna B. Stone Memorial Award by Prevent Child Abuse NC for their efforts in working with victims of child abuse and for efforts in getting the NC Infant Homicide Prevention Act signed into law in July 2000.
Since being elected as Macon County Sheriff, Robby has received numerous awards and accolades for both his proactive approach to law enforcement and for his effectiveness in fighting crime:
- The Macon County Sheriff’s Office was named “Agency of the Year” by M.A.D.D. in 2008. He was named Sheriff of the Year by M.A.D.D. in 2011 for the western district due to the development of his innovative New Year’s Eve program geared toward reducing drunk driving called “Operation Think Twice,” which he has successfully conducted for the last seven years.
- Sheriff Holland and his agency have also received recognition from other agencies and organizations for their community efforts which include the North Carolina Wildlife Commission, United States Drug Enforcement Agency, Marine Corps League Detachment 973, Fraternal Order of Police, and “The Chairman’s Award” from the Macon County Republican Party and twice the recipient of the “American Patriot Award” from the Gem Country Republican Women’s Club.
- For several years now, the Sheriff’s Office has also been an active participant of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program in an effort to combat various issues of concern on our local roadways and has received recognition for these efforts.
- Sheriff Holland also has served as Past President of the North Carolina Juvenile Officer’s Association and as President of our local child advocacy center, K.I.D.S. Place. He also served as Vice-Chairman of the Governor’s Task Force on Safer Schools from 2013 to 2017 (appointed by Governor Pat McCrory.). Sheriff Holland currently served as Chairman for the Western Sheriffs and currently serves on the Board of Directors of NC Child Advocacy Centers. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Center for Safer Schools Task Force (appointed by Governor Roy Cooper in 2017.)
Robby and his wife, Marci, have been married for 25 years and have two children, a daughter and a son, ages 12 and 8. The Hollands are members of Pine Grove Baptist Church where they have both attended since childhood. Robby is among the 6th generation of Hollands to call Macon County home. He is the son of the late Arvil Holland and the late Terry Holland Attwood, and the grandson of the late Lester and Donnie Holland. Robby and his wife Marci both have deep roots in Macon County and Robby is committed to keeping the community he loves a great and safe place to live.