As there are no other candidates for this office, the winner of the September 9th primary will be assured to be the next Sheriff of Carroll County.
Of interest is that there was a Sheriff & Dispatch sub committee that met August 26th 2013 ( minutes can be found here) February 17th 2014 ( minutes can be found here ) , March 11th 2014 ( minutes can be found here) as well as March 20th 2014 ( minutes can be found here).
Video for most of those meetings can be found on GovernmentOversite.Com.
Lastly, Mr. Coope has asked to attend our next BoS meeting on September 4th at 7pm to introduce himself.
"Hi Paul, Thanks for the interest and the question. My goal is to actually do much better than that. The Conway Daily Sun ran a "meet the Candidates" article on my race. It is a great read, I think it would tell you all you need to know. If you like what you see please pass it around. What I do no is that it took me just a short period of time as a candidate to realize that our budget is much higher when compared to our peers. The sheriff's budget here in Carroll County is about 2.6 million and serves about 48,000 people. Belknap manages to serve 63,000 with a budget of around 1.9 million, close to a $700,000 difference. Grafton County serves a population of 82,000 with a budget that is $300,000 less than ours. and Strafford County serves a population of 124,000 with a budget of just 2.2 million. Sullivan County has a population directly in line with us and has just a staff of five, that's including the sheriff, Sheriff Richardi says he requires 12, more than double. Based on my experience and training I am certain that I can make cuts that bring us in line with our peers while actually improving performance. I just spent the last two days in Moultonboro walking into various businesses. I would also encourage you to speak with your police chief, I think you will like what he will say. In closing I hope this answers your question. I would love to speak with you, my office number is 515 - 1363. I look forward to hearing from you........Shawn"