Melvin For Sheriff

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E.L. Melvin

Why I Want To Be Your Next Guilford County Sheriff

  1. Our First Amendment Rights to free speech are being attacked.
  2. Our Second Amendment Rights to gun ownership are being scrutinized. 
  3. Our schools desperately need to become more secure with a stronger Law Enforcement presence.  
  4. The dedicated officers in the Guilford County Sheriff's Office deserve better leadership.

My Priorities as Guilford County Sheriff

First
Amendment

Rights

I am a strong supporter of your First Amendment Rights. You should feel free to speak at school board meetings regarding your child’s education without concerns of Law Enforcement involvement.  You should also feel free to voice your concerns at any other official or unofficial meetings regarding whats going on in your community.  

Gun Rights

Currently, under this Sheriff, it’s taking almost an entire year to receive your gun permits. The standard time is 45 days. I will prioritize your gun permit application and ensure the 45 day (or less) time limit is strictly adhered to. 

 

School

Safety

Protecting our schools from external and internal threats are paramount. One Law Enforcement Officer per school is grossly insufficient. I plan to advocate to increase the Law Enforcement Officers at our schools to protect our children and staff. Its always better to become pro-active instead of re-active. 

Improved

Morale

Due to the current leadership at the sheriff’s office, morale is at an all time low while turnover is at an all time high. The lack of officers has created increased response times, mandatory overtime, and officers being assaulted at greater frequency. This will be reversed when I become your Sheriff. It’s important that the professional men and women at the Sheriff’s office are treated with respect and work in a stable, work friendly environment.

 

My Experience

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE VETERAN

MILITARY POLICE OFFICER 

NORTH CAROLINA STATE TROOPER [RETIRED]

CHIEF DEPUTY GUILFORD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

 

I look forward to speaking with your group/organization (in person) not only regarding my plan to make this Sheriff’s Office more efficient and effective, but to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have. Please contact me at: (336)335-8147 or email: melvin4sheriff.com 

 

"My passion for leading the Sheriff’s Office is not rooted in a desire for prestige, nor governed by a self-serving philosophy. I am running for the hundreds of Guilford County Sheriff's Office employees and the thousands of Guilford County residents." ~Melvin~

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