Michael (Mike) Connor filed Monday for the office of Sheriff of Moore County.
Mike’s 34-year career in law enforcement began in Aberdeen as a Patrol Officer, and he retired as Chief of Police. During that time, he has worked in and held supervisory positions in Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Administration.
After his retirement, he served a 2-year term as a Moore County Magistrate. He remains active in law enforcement as a Reserve Officer for Aberdeen Police.
Mike’s education includes an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services. He holds (2) North Carolina Advanced Law Enforcement Certificates and a North Carolina Law Enforcement Instructor Certification.
During his career, he received over 3,000 hours of law enforcement and management training.
Mike and his wife, Lois, of 32 years, are natives of Moore County and were blessed with 3 daughters and 5 grand-children. They reside in Jackson Springs and are members of Yates Thagard Baptist Church in Carthage.
He volunteers as President of the Board of Directors for the Eagle Springs Fire Department. He is a Life Member of the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police, a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and a member of the Moore County Law Enforcement Officer Association.
Mike says that it has been his practice and belief throughout his career, that the goal of law enforcement is to protect and serve everyone fairly, respectfully and without prejudice. This is his promise to every citizen in Moore County.