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I ran for and was elected to serve as the Wake County Sheriff in November of 2022. Simply put, people live life to the fullest when they feel safe. As Sheriff, I'm committed to providing effective, inclusive, and efficient public safety because it’s essential for the realization and shared experiences of quality education, clean environment, sound economy, reliable mass transit, and equal access to an overall quality life.  

As a United States Army veteran and retired Major from the Wake County Sheriff’s Office with 28 years of service, I use my leadership skills and experience to build relationships and establish open communication with staff and the community to restore public trust, unity and confidence in the Sheriff’s Office’s ability to provide equal protection for all.  With a clear vision, forward thinking, and innovation, I have begun to recruit, properly vet, hire, train, and equip the most qualified individuals to serve and protect the residents and properties of Wake County.  

By being transparent, accessible, and available to staff and the public I will set the example of what’s expected of personnel regarding public interactions and engagement. Along with the above-listed priorities, the Sheriff's Office under my leadership, will focus on filling current vacancies and maintaining sufficient staffing to safely perform the duties of the office and daily operations to ensure Wake County is the safest place to live, work, visit and play! 

Together, we are building a safe community for all. 



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1978 - 1985

United States Army, Sergeant, Honorable Discharge

1985 - 2013

Wake County Sheriff’s Office

1985 - 1987

Deputy Sheriff, Patrol Division

1987 - 1988

Investigator, Criminal Investigative Division (CID), General Investigations

1988 - 1992

Investigator, CID, Drugs and Vice Unit

1992 - 1998

Sergeant, CID, Drugs and Vice Unit

1998 - 2000

Lieutenant, CID, Drugs and Vice Unit

2000 - 2003

Captain, CID, Drugs and Vice Unit

2003 - 2005

Captain, Patrol Division

2005 - 2007

Captain, CID, Special Operations Unit

2007 - 2009

 Major, Criminal Investigations Division

2009 - 2011

Major, Patrol Division

2011 - 2013

Major, Special Operations Division

April 1, 2013


February 2015 -

October 2018

Security, North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings

January 2018 - 

October 2018

Security, North Carolina Department of Agriculture

October 2018 - 

December 2018

Security, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 

January 2019 - 

May 2021

Liaison, Wake County Clerk of Superior Court Office

November 2022

Elected Sheriff of Wake County


North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification
Traffic Accident Investigations
Arson Investigations
Major Narcotics Case Investigations
Interaction Management I and II
Methamphetamine Investigations Workshop
North Carolina Narcotic Enforcement Officer’s (NARC) Conference

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Hate-Bias Crime Workshop
Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC) Gang Identification and Intelligence Sharing Workshop
Reid Interview and Interrogation Course
SWAT 1-Camp LeJuene, North Carolina
SWAT Supervisor Seminar-Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
Raleigh Police Department Leadership Institute
North Carolina Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
North Carolina State University Administrative Officers Management Program (AOMP)
Various other enforcement and narcotics investigative schools, seminars, workshops, and in-service training.




Board Member, Wake Democratic Men's Club
Member, Wake County Senior Democrats
Member, Wake County African-American Caucus
Associate Member, Dem. Women of Wake County
Chairman, Wake County ABC Board
Chairman, Raleigh Inter-Church Housing
Board Member, Fellowship Home of Raleigh Foundation


Democratic Chair, Precinct 01-48
President, Wake Democratic Men's Club
Vice-President, Wake County Senior Democrats
Wake Technical Community College Criminal Justice Advisory Board
Wake County Drug Treatment Council
PTA Vice President, Fred Olds Elementary School
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