Citing 18 years of experience with the Caswell Sheriff’s office from rookie Deputy to my appointment as Sheriff in August of 2017, I am well versed in the day to day operations of the Department and the need to protect and serve the citizens of Caswell County. As a veteran of the United States Navy and the Gulf War, I am keenly aware of the need to defend our great country. It is no less important to provide for the security and protection of our families, neighbors, and friends in Caswell County.In order to better prepare myself for a career in Law Enforcement and potential leadership opportunities, I obtained an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from Piedmont Community College. Additionally, I have completed a specialized series of advanced educational programs known as the LEEDA Trilogy offered by the FBI. These programs provided an in-depth study of law enforcement supervision, command, and executive decision making. I completed the Supervisory Management Program through the University of North Carolina School of Government as well as the Management of Small Law Enforcement Agency program through the Southern Police Institute.My wife April, of twenty-two years, and I are the parents of four children and reside in the Pelham community. We attend Gwynn’s Chapel Baptist Church.My tenure will focus on the following three pillars:Community: The Sheriff’s Office will continue to work tirelessly to keep our families safe.Character: I will not sacrifice ethics for political gain; the Sheriff’s Office must always be the standard bearer for morals and values. Transparency is a key factor.Commitment: I will continue to be a strong protector for every individual’s rights as outlined in the constitution of the United States of AmericaI consider it the highest honor of my professional life to have been appointed Sheriff by the Caswell County Board of Commissioners to fill the unexpired portion of Sheriff Welch’s term of office. The support of retiring Sheriff, Michael Welch, Chief Deputy Scott Halbrook, and many others in and outside of the Sheriff’s Department has been a tremendous source of encouragement and motivation for me and family.