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Richmond County Sheriff James E. Clemmons, Jr. has been elected and named as President of the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association for 2018-2019. He was elected Monday, July 23, 2018, and took his oath of office on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, which was officiated by North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice Cheri Beasley.
Sheriff James E. Clemmons, Jr. will serve for one (1) year representing Richmond County and North Carolina's other 99 county sheriffs, as well as working with state and local officials to advocate for a better relationship and understanding between the citizens of North Carolina and the law enforcement officers who proudly and professionally serve their respective communities. A sheriff, who is elected to this position, takes upon himself this responsibility in addition to continuing to serve the residents of their respective counties as their elected sheriff. Sheriff James E. Clemmons, Jr. said that during his tenure as president of the association, he would continue to focus attention on issue such as school and church safety, gang violence, mental health, opioid addiction, and other concerns of the citizenry of North Carolina.
Sheriff James E. Clemmons, Jr. after being elected and sworn in as president of the North Carolina Sheriff's Association said the conference is a great way for sheriffs to share ideas across counties. "That's the good piece about the melting pot of North Carolina and its sheriffs. We all have different issues, different communities but when we come together we bring great concepts, great ideas of what we can utilize to make our agencies better," said Sheriff James E. Clemmons Jr.