Sheriff Mike Andrews Responds to the May Election Results
Durham, N.C. – I respect the decision of the voters of Durham County in yesterday’s election and recognize how blessed I am to have been supported by so many wonderful people throughout the County. My family and I would like to say thank you for the tireless efforts of the men and women in the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, who carry out their duties with professionalism, exceptional dedication and their support during my time as Sheriff.
After serving the people of Durham as their Sheriff for the past 7 years and making it my career for the past 39 years, I am not sure what is next for me and my family, but I know that there is a plan and I am ready for the next challenge.
During my remaining months as Sheriff, I will continue to work towards achieving the remaining goals laid out in next year’s budget, including:
Continued protection of Durham’s most vulnerable citizens by pursuing the creation of a mental health pod for our female detainees so they have a safer and more supportive environment.
Increasing the number of Deputies assigned to Domestic Violence and Animal Services in order to meet the increasing demands placed on them.
Expanding the School Resource Officers program to those schools the Police Department is withdrawing from, so that law enforcement can establish strong and positive relationships with our youth.
Providing pay incentives for our personnel possessing advanced degrees and skills so we can both recruit the best and the brightest to the Sheriff’s Office and also provide enhanced compensation to those personnel who acquire and improve desired skills.
I, along with the professionals at the Sheriff’s Office, will continue to execute our duties while upholding the standards of Honor, Duty, and Service within this Agency.