WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Brunswick County Sheriff John W. Ingram V was sworn in as the president of the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association Tuesday evening.
According to a news release from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, the ceremony will be held at the sheriffs’ association’s 97th annual Business Conference Banquet in downtown Wilmington. Ingram’s oath will be administered by Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis.
On Monday, Ingram was unanimously voted in as president and has previously served on the association’s executive board as third vice president, second vice president, and most recently as first vice president.
The sheriff pointed out that one of his main goals is to "enhance communication between the association and the sheriffs across the state.” He went further to even consider using phone apps to improve communication.
“You know, we need to evolve and keep up with the ever-changing technology. That is one of my goals" Ingram said.
When asked about the conflicting opinions and disagreements that NC sheriffs have had regarding aiding ICE, the sheriff said that “although we may not always agree on a particular way of handling situations, we are united in our front to take care of the people of this state and provide the very best public safety possible.”
The president of the NC Sheriffs’ Association represents all 100 sheriffs of North Carolina as well as the association itself, the news release stated. The president serves as the “face” of the association, makes appointments to boards and committees, plays an active role in the Annual Training Conference, spring and fall meetings, and attends numerous association and National Sheriffs’ Association meetings.