Guns, Gangs & Drugs: Officials plot new strategy to fight crime

As the Telegram mentioned, safety was the #1 issue of voters when I ran for Mayor in 2019. I ran my campaign on the platform that I would work towards stronger schools, better jobs, and safer neighborhoods. As Mayor, I have been working to tackle all three of these intermingled issues.

Last month at City Hall, I met with Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson, Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone, Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney, Rocky Mount Police Chief George Robinson, District Attorney Robert Evans, and U.S. Attorney Robert Higdon.

I appreciate the collaboration from our city, state, and federal officials to help me carry out my campaign promises and increase safety in our community. Follow along on my website ( ) for blogs and videos about the efforts surrounding "guns, gangs, and drugs" in Rocky Mount.

Learn more about our conversation and upcoming efforts in the article below:


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