Queen’s Experience Counts
I have closely watched the ongoing Republican race to select a candidate for county sheriff, and the one obvious conclusion is that Billy Queen stands out as the best qualified, most experienced and most capable.
He has worked as a local law enforcement officer in the High Point department as well as at North Carolina A&T State University Police Department. He then expanded his credentials to the US Border Patrol working on the southern border, which gave him useful insight into our issues with illegal immigration and drug smuggling, then went on to his undercover ATF work.
Billy has been a patrol officer, undercover officer, department manager, author and sought-out lecturer on law enforcement issues. He doesn’t have to theorize on how to do the job, and won’t have a very steep learning curve, because he knows how to do it.
Billy Queen will start improving the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department on the day he becomes sheriff. For that, I am highly recommending that we get behind him and support him with our votes in the GOP primary on May 17.
I totally agree with Ms. Fran. I have researched Billy Queen’s background, experience, and read his book. He stands out way above the other Republican candidates and is no comparison to our current Sheriff who has fired many qualified and experienced Deputies and has a Department with almost 100 vacancies. Billy Queen will move the Sheriff’s office to a more professional one and be more proactive instead of reactive. He will also get the people who request carrying concealed permits there approval within the required timeline that the law allows, not 10-12 months that is currently being done.
Uh, no is right. Has he ever had experience in running a county jail? “no”. Has he ever had experience running a civil process division like all sheriffs office have? “no”. Has he ever had any experience in providing courtroom and courthouse security, like all sheriffs have to do? “no”. Miller Forester hit the nail on the head. A candidate with experience in a Sheriffs Office should be preferred over city cops and ATF agents.
Is this the same Billy Queen that was an FBI plant in the big motorcycle club uncover “busts”?
That’s the one Country Boy.
It’s been interesting observing how the race for GOP candidate for sheriff is panning out. I am hoping the GC citizens are intelligent enough to look at the big picture. What’s needed is more than years of experience in a role. What is needed is the full package to bring the Sheriff’s department and county back to a strong place. You can be in a department for 100 years but that doesn’t mean you are the best for a lead role. I would like to see a strong decision maker with law enforcement background who thinks fast and safely, also who will respect and grow the team. I personally only see that in candidate Ed Melvin. He seems to have the skills and backbone needed for the job.
Uh, no is right according to jack McAdoo. Has Melvin ever had experience in running a county jail? “no”. Has he ever had experience running a civil process division like all sheriffs office have? “no”. Has he ever had any experience in providing courtroom and courthouse security, like all sheriffs have to do? “no”. He investigated traffic accidents, which the Sheriff’s Office doesn’t do. He wrote traffic tickets. Melvin is probably #3 in the candidate race. Yes, Queen was an ATF Agent, not FBI and he infiltrated a violent, drug trafficking motorcycle gang and sent over 50 to prison. He worked in a management position in Washington that involved the implementation of a criminal justice computer system that was utilized by over 1700 Special Agents and civilian employees all across the US. Billy Queen is a Cop, Investigator, manager, Army veteran, author, leader who can run the Sheriff’s Office like a CEO. People are already in place (although 100 short) who do the security jobs, run the jail and serve civil papers. He will just need to lead and motivate them which will be a breath of fresh air compared to the low morale and fear of getting fired now.
I disagree. In reading the recommendations in the Rhino Times today, I agree with them. I think Phil Byrd is the better person for the job.
Byrd is just one of the “good ole boys” who had 30 years their and will promote his buds that he worked with. You need fresh ideas, not the same old same old Guilford County way as that is currently not working. Bring in an outsider (although Billy Queen was born and raised here, just didnt work here except for his time with High Point PD). Queen has a lifetime of service. He is not a Politician and will be declared the winner of the Republican Primary on May 17th.