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

Top Priority

One of my top priorities if elected Sheriff of Wake County will be working to improve our county’s mental health care safety net.

I want to have a team of mental health care specialists to serve in the Sheriff’s Office to work with our front-line deputies responding to crisis calls such as suicide attempts, overdoses, and domestic violence cases so they can work with the residents to assist them in finding the help they need – rather than have a law enforcement action such as incarceration.

We need to make sure all county agencies coordinate efforts to assist and care for those who struggle with mental health issues.  It is essential to provide care rather than locking them up in jail, worsening their problems.

I want to work with our County Commissioners and County Manager to develop an innovative approach to providing care and assistance to those who need it.  Working to address the mental health issues in our county will help usher in a new era of law enforcement for Wake County.

Roy Taylor

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    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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