Experienced. Respected. Trusted.


Roy Taylor has more than 40 years of experience in law enforcement. A former Wake County Deputy, Roy has patrolled the roads to protect our community. He is a Chief of Police; a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and has a doctorate in criminal justice.

Roy Taylor is capable and competent. He knows how to manage budgets, grants and personnel, and will show the deputies and detention officers the dignity and respect they deserve.

40 Years of Experience

Combat Decorated Leader

Consensus Builder

Doctrate in Criminal Justice

Competent Manager And Adminstrator

A Special Message To Wake County Veterans

I want to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude and appreciation for those who have served our nation in our armed services.

Our Republic stands strong today because we have a military tradition based on the rule of law and the respect for a government that is duly elected and representative of our people.

I too have found great pride in serving in the U.S. Army Reserve. My experience has been one of great importance to me as a person. My commitment to public service is based on my military career and my desire to make sure we can do great things when we are working together.

On this Veteran’s Day, again, I say Thank You and wish you and your family all the best. Thank you for working, serving and protecting all our American families. Our nation stands proud today because of the contributions our Veterans have made to protect the land we love.

Roy Taylor

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Together we the people achieve more than any single person could ever do alone.


Wake County citizens deserve a capable, competent Sheriff.

Hello, I’m Roy Taylor and I’m running for Sheriff of Wake County as a Democrat.

I know its early to announce but practically every week we are seeing headlines out of the Sheriff’s Department that question the competence and leadership of our current Sheriff.

Whether it is managing the budget, facing personnel lawsuits, overseeing the county’s gun range or staffing of-patrol deputies – we all know the Sheriff’s office is in decline.

If you elect me as your Sheriff here’s what I will do:

• I will increase the number of road patrol deputies.

• I will advocate for pay raises for all deputies, detention officers and administrative staff

• I will work to revamp our civil division to improve the efficiency of our courthouse bailiffs and our deputies serving court-orders

• Finally, I will improve in-service training and expand our school resource officer division – working with our public schools to ensure the safest environment for our children to learn in.

Competent, capable leadership.  That’s what my campaign is all about.

I look forward to talking with you on the campaign trail.


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    Roy Taylor Speaks at Back the Blue

    Roy Taylor, 2022 candidate for Wake County Sheriff, attended the ' Back the Blue' rally in downtown Raleigh this afternoon. Taylor spoke with former Wake County Sheriff, Donnie Harrison, with Raleigh citizens, and addressed the crowd of attendees in front of the...

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