Cumberland County, NC

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Cumberland County is an area in central North Carolina with roughly 320,000 residents.  The county contains the city of Fayetteville and surrounding areas, and has had cases of documented sex trafficking.  The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and the Fayetteville Police Department have been conducting street level prostitution stings with undercover female officers posing as prostituted women and male officers posing as potential clients.  The first known reverse sting in the city occurred in 1988.  The department has also captured several charged with forcing others into prostitution. The photos, names, and other details about the arrested are reported to the media with details of the arrests.

Key Partners

  • Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office
  • Fayetteville Police Department

Key Sources



State North Carolina
Type County
Population 315207
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