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Wake County Sheriff

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    Gerald M. Baker

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    Donnie Harrison

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What are some steps you would take to keep incarcerated individuals safe and connected to family members and the community? (40 words maximum)

What do you believe is the appropriate level of collaboration between federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Sheriff’s office? (30 words maximum)

Should NC cities and counties have the ability to establish community/civilian oversight boards with subpoena power? (briefly respond in 15 words maximum)

What policies do you support to help minimize racial bias in stops and searches (for example, mandatory consent-to-search or using data to flag high-disparity officer)? (briefly respond in 15 words maximum)

Experience (35 words max) 28-year sworn law enforcement veteran with this office. I have been assigned to and worked in every division of that office. I have a B.S. degree in Organizational Management & received much career training.
3 favorite endorsements for this election N.C. AFL-CIO; Wake County Democratic Party
The first step to keeping those incarcerated safe is adequate unit staffing. Understaffing in jails will always create an unsafe environment for staff and inmates. Those who are jailed will connect to their families through supervised visits & video calls.
There should be an appropriate level of collaboration when seeking to affect arrest on violent offenders who are not citizens of this county.
Yes. And, subpoena power will aid in obtaining any witness or evidence necessary for the board.
I support reviewing current traffic stop training and, in addition, training in cultural diversity.
Experience (35 words max) 51-years of experience in law enforcement with the NC State Highway Patrol and Wake County Sheriff's Office
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