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Craven County Sheriff

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    Chip Hughes

  • Jerry G. Monette

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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 max)

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

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 30 years of law enforcement at the Federal, State and local levels.
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
It is imperative to have collaboration and partnerships 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.
Extensive training for all officers on diversity and legal considerations in dealing with citizens.
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