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Forsyth County Sheriff

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    Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
    (Dem)

  • William T. (Bill) Schatzman
    (Rep)

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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) I worked for both local/state level law enforcement before joining the US DOJ as a DEA agent where I served for 22 years. I retired in 2016 with 32 years of law enforcement experience.
I would evaluate current programs at the jail and speak with community members and service providers. I would determine how we could enhance the current programs and see if we need to create others so that inmates could remain connected.
The Sheriff must uphold the General Statutes and Federal Code and work and maintain a professional relationship with all other Agencies. I would do no more than require by statute and no less.
Yes, if properly structured and supported by General Statute.
Training, oversight, review, accountability and transparency. Compliance with the statutes.
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