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Donnie Harrison
“A Safer Wake County”


Here’s what a Safer Wake County means:

  • Address the mental health crisis in the county by working with EMS and the County Commissioners to provide more in-field mental health professionals to defuse violent situations and assist with overdoses, suicides, and other crisis intervention calls

  • Update training programs to reflect changes in policing – making sure the Wake Sheriff’s Office staff has the best and highest levels of training standards in the state

  • Initiate aggressive efforts to curb the sale of fentanyl in the county to stop deadly overdoses and reduce the supply side of illegal drugs and violent gang activity associated with the illicit drug trade

  • Implement a new recruiting and retention program to fill current vacancies and retain our current deputies and detention officers. Work with the county commissioners to improve salary schedules; so the Sheriff’s Office can lead the region competing for top tier talent, treating our sworn deputies and detention officers with respect and professionalism

  • Restore the Senior Citizens Well Check program to help homebound seniors who live alone, ensuring their safety and wellness

  • Schedule more deputies on patrol to reduce response times and improve the service we provide to the citizens of Wake County

  • Eliminate dependence on local police departments to handle Sheriff’s Office calls

  • Re-establish the open-door policy for any citizen of Wake County to meet and talk with the Sheriff


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