Sheriff Neil Godfrey of Moore County recently attended the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association’s 95th Annual Training Conference held in Brunswick County, North Carolina, with other sheriffs and law enforcement professionals from across the state.

Sheriff Godfrey said, “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. 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 Moore 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 Godfrey.

State and federal officials expected to attend include:

The Honorable Roy Cooper, Governor of North Carolina
Attorney General Josh Stein, North Carolina Department of Justice
Secretary Erik A. Hooks, North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Commissioner Mike Causey, North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance
Director Robert L. Schurmeier, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation

At the NCSA Annual Training Conference, sheriffs discussed issues of interest to the Office of Sheriff, including updates on new changes to law and procedures, as well as an update on the State Budget and other actions by the 2017 General Assembly.

Charles Marshall, a renowned motivational speaker, provided training to sheriffs about leadership with a program titled “Heroes Don’t Wear Spandex.”  In addition, the attendees received valuable information regarding U.S. Department of Justice investigations from former USDOJ attorney Bradley Schlozman who spoke on a variety of national investigations.  Sheriff Terry Johnson of Alamance County and Alamance County Attorney, Clyde Albright, provided a local perspective on the investigations based on their own experiences.

Sheriff John W. Ingram V of Brunswick County and his staff were hosts for the 2017 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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