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Cabarrus County Sheriff

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    Gary L. Rodgers
    (Dem)

  • Van Shaw
    (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) Over 20 years of Law Enforcement, Security, and Detention Experience. Administrative Officers Management Program - NC State University; B.A. Degree Criminal Justice/ Sociology from UNC-Charlotte; M.A. Degree from Arizona State University in Criminal Justice
Create clear policies and procedures which will at least meet and in some instances exceed state and federal guidelines of a detention facility. Implementing rehabilitative/ re-entry programs will provide a better quality of life, safer jails, and reduce recidivism
I believe it is imperative to have collaboration between our Sheriff's Office and other agencies, government leaders, and community leaders in order to more efficiently provide safety to our community.
No, but by providing opportunities for citizen involvement can increase transparency and trust.
Continued training for all officers on diversity and legal considerations in dealing with citizens.
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