Wake County Sheriff's Office | Gerald M. Baker, Sheriff

Community Relations

PURPOSE

The Community Relations Division strives to maintain a positive relationship between the citizens in our community and its deputies. The department offers and sponsors various programs that help foster these relationships.

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING:

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to enhancing our service to the community. When partnerships are developed, this can assist in crime prevention. When working together, it helps solve community problems that are related to crime issues.

Building relationships welcomes an opportunity for residents to share their concerns, report crimes in their communities without fear of retribution, while feeling that our deputies are there in the time of need.

When law enforcement and citizens work together, fear of crime is reduced, and it prevents the decay of our neighborhoods. Public safety and crime issues can be complex social problems. By building partnerships, safety can be increased in our neighborhoods.

CONTACT CRIME PREVENTION:

Lt. Phillip Sutton, Crime Prevention & D.A.R.E. Program
Phillip.Sutton@wakegov.com
919-890-7878

Sgt. Michael McDuffie, Crime Prevention & D.A.R.E. Program
mmcduffie@wakegov.com
919-890-7882

CONTACT COMMUNITY RELATIONS:

Sheriff.Relations@wakegov.com

Emily Taylor, Community Relations Unit Coordinator
919-856-5353

First Class Deputy Joseph Smokes, Community Relations
919-856-6900

Deputy Monica Valenzuela, Community Relations
919-856-5494