Ronnie T. Ingram

Sheriff of Lenoir County

 

Ronnie T.  Ingram was elected by the citizens of Lenoir County to serve as Sheriff in November 2014.  Ingram won overwhelming victories in both the May democratic primary and November general elections beating out centendors to gain the job of the "highest law enforcement officer" in Lenoir County.  Sheriff Ingram officially took office on December 1, 2014 in a public ceremony held in the Lenoir County Superior Court room.  Sheriff Ingram ran unopposed in the next election and was re-elected in 2018.

 

 

Sheriff Ingram is a Lenoir County native, raised in the Deep Run area of Lenoir County.  His adult life has been dedicated to serving the citizens of Lenoir County to assure their safety during his 35+ year law enforcement career.  During his years of service, he became known to the public as a respected law enforcement officer who was firm in his tactics when it was required, but fair to everyone that he dealt with.  He is retired from the Kinston Department of Public Safety where he served in many roles retiring as a Major. 

Sheriff Ingram's has set many goals for this agency, but has assured that the main priority is to ensure that his office and deputies treat the citizens we serve with respect, professionalism and integrity.  He believes in multi-agency cooperation with other law enforcement, the district attorney's office and citizen groups to help lower crime in Lenoir County.  Based on his standards, the Sheriff's Office strives each day to assure our procedures are in accordance with new technology and standards in law enforcement.  

 

Since Sheriff Ingram Took Office in 2014:

 

  • Implementation of Promotion Boards for Specialized Positions

  • Implementation of Promotion Boards for Supervisor Positions

  • Requested and Gained Overtime Pay for Deputies and Detention Officers

  • Requested and Gained Certification Pay for Deputies and Detention Officers

  • Created the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team

  • Increased Sheriff's Office canines to a total of six canines

  • Worked with Vested Interest in Canines to provide armor vests for canines

  • Created the Jail Prevention Trailer to deter activity that results in incarceration

  • Signed the Lenoir County PACTS agreement to defer juveniles to other avenues away from Court on first time incidents

  • Continued Community Watch Groups in various areas of Lenoir County

  • Upgraded deputy equipment in vehicles

  • Updated deputy firearms

  • Increased training and continuing education for all Deputies and Detention Officer

  • Implemented Career Development Program

  • Acquired the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office Annex at the Global Transpark to move portions of the Office out of the Courthouse basement that continued to flood and disrupt daily operations

  • Received Domestic Preparedness Grant to purchase Heavy Duty Truck to haul equipment at no cost to taxpayers

  • Received Domestic Preparedness Grant to replace Sheriff's Office Boat at no cost to taxpayers.

  • Received Justice Assistance Grant to purchase Sheriff ATV for search operations at no cost to taxpayers.

  • Received Justice Assistance Grant to purchase equipment trailer for hauling equipment at no cost to taxpayers.

  • Used Drug Forfeiture Funds to purchase Sheriff ATV for search operations at no cost to taxpayers.

  • Used Drug Forfeiture funds to purchase Riot Equipment and Gas Masks at no cost to taxpayers.

  • Used Drug Forfeiture funds to purchase new Mobile Command Center for Lenoir County at no cost to taxpayers

  • Utilized Military Surplus to provide equipment at NO COST to aid his Office.  This includes many items including generators, High Water Clearance Vehicles, regular vehicles, ATVs, furniture and many other item

 

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