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Pitt County Sheriff

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    Paula Dance

  • Gary Weaver

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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 years as a law enforcement officer. Patrol, Sgt, Major Crimes Investigator, Lt., Captain, and currently ranked at Major
All incarcerated will be treated humanely and met with the basic needs as required by the State. Visitation will continue in an effort to keep a line of communication open with inmates and family.
I will follow the State laws of North Carolina
I am open to conversations about this matter.
Continued training in minority diversity. I'm a proponent of statistical data to ensure racial profiling isn't happening.
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