Biography:

Wife: Dorothy E. Tripp

One daughter, son-n-law and 2 grandchildren

Law Enforcement Career: Farmville Police Department 1918-1982, Greenville Police Department 1982-1998 & Pitt County Sheriff’s Office 1998-2010 served as Chief Deputy [retired 2011] Chairman of the Pitt County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Vice-President Citizens Against Violence, Past Chief Judge of the Belvoir Voting Precinct

Faith Free Will Baptist: Pastor, Annual Bishop, General Bishop, First Vice President of the National Convention of Free Will Baptists, U.S.A.

Concerns: School Safety, COVID-19 Preparedness, Racial Inequality, School Suspension, Construction [High-tech Mobile Units]

Changes to Be Addressed: Equity in the schools in reference certified teachers, Recruit more black male/ male teachers,

District 3 Schools: Belvoir Elementary Pre-K through 5th grade, Welcome Middle School 6th through 8th grade, Northwest Elementary Pre-K through 8th grade, Bethel Elementary Pre-K through 8th Grade, Stokes Elementary Pre-k through 6th grade and North Pitt High School 9th through 12th grade

* I have worked with Pitt County Schools in reference to gangs, training staff, developed the Gang Unit under Sheriff Manning, helped develop the Truancy Program under Sheriff Manning [supervised deputies in the program] helped develop and oversee the G.R.I.P. Program under Sheriff Manning helped organize and served as President of the Gang Alliance Prevention Association.