Sheriff David Mahoney of Transylvania County recently attended the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association’s 98th Annual Business Conference held in Wake County, North Carolina. For the upcoming 2020 - 2021 year, Sheriff Mahoney was unanimously elected by his fellow sheriffs as President of the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association.
Sheriff Mahoney said, "Our Annual Business 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 Transylvania County 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 Mahoney.
At the NCSA Annual Business 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 2020 General Assembly.
Sheriff Gerald M. Baker of Wake County and his staff were hosts for the 2020 Annual Business Conference.
The Association Headquarters is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Edmond W. Caldwell, Jr.
serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel.
The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association is the statewide organization of our state’s 100 Sheriffs.
Through their Association, the Sheriffs work to strengthen the professional law enforcement services their offices provide to the people of North Carolina.