Beaufort County sheriff graduates from leadership institute

Published 4:44 pm Tuesday, March 22, 2016

From the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office


Sheriff Ernie Coleman of Beaufort County graduated on March 11 from the Sheriffs’ Leadership Institute. This training was sponsored by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association and partially funded through a grant from the Governor’s Crime Commission. Twenty-seven sheriffs from across the state received their diplomas at a ceremony held at the William and Ida Friday Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Sheriffs’ Leadership Institute consisted of four one-week training programs conducted over a period of two years. The first two weeks were designed to provide specific, technical skills necessary to assume the office of sheriff. The second two weeks were designed to further their knowledge, skills and abilities in the leadership and management of the sheriff’s office.

This Institute is a national model and provided leadership and technical training, specifically designed for sheriffs, like no other training in the United States.

The Association Headquarters is located in Raleigh. Edmond W. Caldwell Jr. serves as executive vice president and general counsel.