In a letter published to the members of the Moore County Law Enforcement Officers Association Thursday, the current President Bob Temme announced he is pursuing election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in District 52, encompassing the majority of Moore County.

Temme, a Republican, will be running in the primary race against incumbent Rep. Jamie Boles if he decides to run again.

Temme is currently the Southern Pines Police Chief, serving since December of 2012. Temme has over thirty years of law enforcement experience, thirty years of firefighting experience, presently serving his third term as the President of the Moore County Law Enforcement Officers Association, member of the North Carolina Chiefs of Police Association and is an Assistant Professor for the State University of New York.

As a Lieutenant with Stamford Connecticut Police Department, Temme was instrumental in the implementation of multiple Community Policing programs and the “Compstat” crime accountability process. In addition, Temme has held supervisory positions in the Patrol Division, Detective Division, Narcotics Division and was the Commanding Officer of a Prisoner Processing and Detention Unit. 

Temme was the Chairman of the Aviation Department for the State University of New York at Farmingdale New York, and continues to instruct in an online curriculum for both the Aviation and Criminal Justice Departments. He has served the State of North Carolina as the Manager of the Center for the Prevention of School Violence for the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice with a primary focus on both pre-incident planning and prevention of school violence.

Temme graduated from Nassau Community College with an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice, State University of New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management, and Dowling College with a Masters in Business Administration. He holds a Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot rating and is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

“I am confident in my ability to bring positive and lasting change to Moore County,” said Temme in the letter.

The general election will be held on November 3, 2020. A primary is scheduled for March 3, 2020. The filing deadline is December 20, 2019.


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