Sheriff completes annual training

Aug 13, 2014

Haywood County Sheriff Greg Christopher recently attended the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association’s 92nd Annual Training Conference held in Craven County, North Carolina, with other sheriffs and law enforcement professionals from across the state.

"Our Annual Training Conference allows North Carolina's sheriffs to discuss their experiences and learn from each other, as well as bring ourselves up-to-date on important law enforcement developments," Christopher said. "North Carolina sheriffs have a complex role as constitutional officers leading law enforcement within their respective counties. Our duties often require that we be available to personnel and to the public continuously. My staff and I will use this conference training to further serve and protect Haywood County’s citizens."

"Sheriffs in every county of North Carolina are facing tremendous challenges in carrying out their responsibilities for law enforcement and the safety of our citizens; maintenance and operation of local jails; recruiting, training and maintaining talented personnel; working with domestic situations, child abuse cases, serving civil papers, tracking sex offenders in the state, issuing weapons permits, providing court security, and in many other areas," said Sheriff Christopher.

State and federal officials in attendance included:

Associate Justice Cheri Beasley, Supreme Court of North Carolina

Attorney General Roy Cooper, North Carolina Department of Justice

Treasurer Janet Cowell, North Carolina State Treasurer

Judge Mark Davis, NC Court of Appeals

Judge Sam Ervin IV, NC Court of Appeals

Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance

Colonel William Grey, Commander, NC State Highway Patrol

Associate Justice Robin Hudson, Supreme Court of North Carolina

David Huffman, Executive Director, Governor’s Crime Commission

Judge Robert Hunter, NC Court of Appeals

Secretary Elaine Marshall, North Carolina Secretary of State

Associate Justice Mark Martin, Supreme Court of North Carolina

Greg McLeod, Director, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation

Associate Justice Paul Newby, Supreme Court of North Carolina

Chris Swecker, Chair, Governor’s Crime Commission

Auditor Beth Wood, North Carolina State Auditor

At the NCSA Annual Training Conference, sheriffs discussed issues of interest to the Office of Sheriff, including updates on new changes to the law and procedures, as well as an update on the State Budget and other actions by the 2014 General Assembly. In addition, several classes were offered on various aspects of an officers’ use of deadly force.

Sheriff Jerry Monette of Craven County and his staff were hosts for the 2014 Annual Training Conference.

The Association Headquarters is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Edmond W. Caldwell, Jr. serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel.

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