Sheriff lobbies legislators

Published 12:10 pm Tuesday, June 20, 2023

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Davie Sheriff J.D. Hartman was among law enforcement officials as the N.C. Sheriffs’ Association hosted sheriffs and sheriffs’ personnel from across the state for Legislative Day.

Sheriffs and command staff discussed issues such as increasing punishments for crimes related to fentanyl, protecting the power grid from attack and enhancing recruitment and retention efforts.

After meeting to discuss legislation at the headquarters in downtown Raleigh, the sheriffs made their way to the General Assembly for scheduled meetings.

“As elected officials ourselves, we know how important it is to listen to the citizens who elected us,” Hartman said. “As sheriffs, we hope our participation in the Association’s Legislative Day will encourage legislators to keep the Office of Sheriff, public safety issues, and the law enforcement profession at the forefront of their agenda as we move through the remainder of this legislative session.”