Sheriff Coleman Rejects Offer From the Beaufort County Commissioners | Beaufort County Now | The Board of Commissioners would like to extend an invitation for you to appear during their Monday, May 3, 2021 meeting being held at 5:30 PM in the boardroom located at 136 W. 2nd St, Washington, NC to address any issues concerning the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

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Sheriff Coleman Rejects Offer From the Beaufort County Commissioners

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    Recently, Beaufort County's commissioners extended an invitation to Beaufort County's sheriff to meet with them in public session, and work through issues that seem to be swirling around his office as is professed and projected by the Sheriff and his ardent supporters. In conclusion of this effort, Sheriff Coleman rejected that offer by offering the correspondence below:

    Thank you for the open invitation to appear before the commissioners and "address any issues concerning the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office". Which are many. After personally reviewing the last 6 months of televised meetings online I have decided not to subject the integrity of myself or my Office to such a hostile narcissistic environment. Commissioner Richardson continues his monthly slander of my Office with many unsubstantiated terms such as: corrupt, mismanagement, and cowards just to name a few. This is extremely unprofessional and not the way to run county business. I will continue to abide by State Law. I have assigned Chief Deputy Charlie Rose and the Director of Administrative Services, Callie Harris to assemble and present our budget to the County Manager. Chief Rose will attend the budget workshops to advocate for the Office of Sheriff and I will use whatever resources that are allocated to my Office to continue to protect the citizens of the County with or without your financial support as I am mandated to do by The State Constitution and State Law.

    More to come.

    Sincerely,

    Ernie Coleman


    The Sheriff's terse reply to the Beaufort County Commissioners request was in response to the correspondence below.

On Apr 26, 2021, at 11:28 AM, Katie Mosher wrote:

    Good Morning Sheriff Coleman,

    The Board of Commissioners would like to extend an invitation for you to appear during their Monday, May 3, 2021 meeting being held at 5:30 PM in the boardroom located at 136 W. 2nd St, Washington, NC to address any issues concerning the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office. Please contact me if you would like to appear and I will place you on the agenda. Thank you,

    Katie M. Mosher, CMC, NCCCC

    Clerk to the Board, Beaufort County •  Administrative Assistant to the County Manager

    252-946-0079, Ext. 1010  •  Katie.Mosher@co.beaufort.nc.us

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