Special to Iredell Free News

Iredell County Sheriff Darren E. Campbell was elected first vice president of the N.C. Sheriffs’ Association during the NCSA’s 100th Annual Business Conference in Ashville last week.

Sheriff Darren E. Campbell

An NCSA board member for several years, Campbell has served on numerous boards and special committees as part of these duties.

“North Carolina sheriffs have a very complex role as constitutional officers leading law enforcement within their respective counties,” Campbell said. “Our duties often require us to be continuously available to our personnel and the public. At these conferences, we learn from each other and get up-to-date information on crime trends and important law enforcement developments.”

The training at the NCSA conferences is relevant to the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Office.

“As a board member and especially now as First Vice President of the association, I realize sheriffs in every county of North Carolina are facing multifaceted and very complex challenges in carrying out constitutional responsibilities for law enforcement and the safety of our citizens, maintaining and operating our local detention centers, recruiting, training and maintaining top tier personnel, issuing weapons permits and providing court house security along with many other duties,” Campbell said.

“I want the citizens of Iredell County to know I will fight on the local, state, and federal levels to maintain the integrity of the Office of Sheriff. We will use the combined influence of the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association to fight for freedoms and security, and against any encroachments on our constitutional rights.”

Campbell also sits on the Board of Directors for the National Sheriffs’ Association.

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