GREENSBORO– Retired law enforcement officer Steve Parr has announced that he’s running for Guilford County sheriff.Parr, a Republican politician
, worked numerous law enforcement agencies over 25 years, including the N.C. Highway Patrol, the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority and the Guilford County Sheriff’s Workplace, where he retired as a sergeant.He holds a bachelor’s degree in the administration of justice from Elon University and a master’s in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.Parr said Wednesday that if he’s chosen, he will rapidly
put 24 more deputies back on the roads if he’s chosen, and minimize personnel shortages in the Guilford County Jail.He likewise said he would seek to depoliticize the office, and criticized existing Sheriff BJ
Barnes for marketing for other candidates.”Exactly what we have now at the Guilford County Constable’s Department is absolutely nothing short of a train wreck,”Parr wrote on his site.” They need to own the mess that they have developed. “Make no doubt about it– from manpower problems to spirits problems, it is a mess.”The constable’s role is one of dozens of regional,
state and federal seats up for election this year.Candidates can submit for office start at midday Feb. 12 at the Guilford County
Board of Elections office at 301 W. Market St. in Greensboro or at 325 E. Russell Ave. in Peak
. The filing duration ends at midday Feb. 28. The primary election will be May 8, and the general election will be Nov. 6.