Carey for Sheriff

Running for Sheriff of Charlotte County in November is J. E. “Joe” Carey, SR, a lifelong resident of Charlotte County with more than 39 years of law enforcement experience.

Sheriff Thomas D. Jones has announced that he will retire at the end of his term after being elected the first time in 1987.

A desire to provide the best service and protection he can to the citizens of Charlotte County is driving Carey as he campaigns around the county. “It’s a widespread county, but I’m doing all I can to get out and meet everyone. It’s very beneficial to me as well as to them because citizens have been informing me of a lot of things going on that law enforcement needs to know about,” he said on Friday during a visit to the Union Star. “My driving force for running for Sheriff is the terrible toll recreational drugs are taking on our young people. Overdoses and occasional deaths are all too common and are almost an everyday thing in some parts of our county as well as the whole country. Drug cartels are bringing in drugs that pass on down to the street dealers around here. One or two law enforcement officers cannot stop this problem. We need the entire force as well as our citizens working as hard as they can to tackle it. The toll it is taking on our youth is unimaginable.”

Carey is currently serving as the Police Chief in the Town of Brodnax which straddles Mecklenburg and Brunswick Counties. He is married to the former Beverly Bailey of Wylliesburg. The couple resides in Wylliesburg and have three sons and two granddaughters.

Carey is a graduate of Randolph-Henry High School and attended SVCC in Keysville where he majored in business and accounting. He grew up in rural Charlotte County and is a lifelong farmer. Carey operated a contracting business and a business installing garage doors for several years.

He was employed by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office for 26 years before leaving the department in 2003 to run for Charlotte County Sheriff.

While employed there, he worked as chief jailer, road deputy, was a member of the Tri-County Narcotics Task Force, and as a special officer of VASP.

A great deal of his experience in law enforcement has dealt with specialty training that includes; breathalyzers and radar, narcotics interdiction, and sex crime investigation just to name a few of the courses he has studied and worked with. Membership in the South Hill Fraternal Order of Police Lodge is something near and dear to his heart where he has loved working for several years with the “Shop with a Cop” Christmas program to help provide for local youngsters. It doesn’t take long to realize that service to his community is a big part of who he is.

Carey served for eight years on the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors representing the Red Oak -Wylliesburg District. It was during this time he was afforded the opportunity to serve on the Crossroads Community Services Board for 11 years. He was a member of the Bacon District Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years and the Charlotte County Volunteer Rescue Squad for eight years. He is a member of Wylliesburg Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Being a member of the former Bacon District Ruritan Club and serving on the board of the Barksdale Cancer Foundation for several years means a lot to him.

He has helped raise thousands of dollars for special causes and various organizations in the county. “I have never been too busy to help a friend, neighbor, or stranger,” he says with compassion in his voice. “My heart truly is in helping others, I am glad to go that extra step to provide assistance to our citizens.”

If elected Sheriff of Charlotte County, Carey vows to be fiscally conservative with your tax dollars and be visible and transparent. He states that he will do everything in his power to combat the drug problem that we now face because too many lives are being ruined and lost due to drugs as well as families being destroyed and suffering. Carey stated he would work to promote and build strong public relations which he considers to be essential to effective law enforcement. His ultimate goal is to be known as the people’s Sheriff serving you the citizens of Charlotte County and work to build and improve the County for future generations.

If anyone has questions they may contact him directly at 434-547-5058.

Your vote and support would be greatly appreciated on November 5.

Carey to run for Sheriff of Charlotte County

By Debra Ferrell

Running for Sheriff of Charlotte County in November is J. E. “Joe” Carey, Sr., a lifelong resident of Charlotte County with more than 39 years of law enforcement experience. Sheriff Thomas D. Jones has announced that he will retire at the end of his term after being elected the first time in 1987.

A desire to provide the best service and protection he can to the citizens of Charlotte County is driving Carey as he campaigns around the county. “It’s a widespread county, but I’m doing all I can to get out and meet everyone. It’s very beneficial to me as well as to them because citizens have been informing me of a lot of things going on that law enforcement needs to know about,” he said on Friday during a visit to The Union Star. “My driving force for running for Sheriff is the terrible toll recreational drugs are taking on our young people. Overdoses and deaths are almost an everyday thing in some parts of our county as well as the whole country. Drug cartels are bringing in drugs that pass on down to the street dealers around here. One or two law enforcers can’t stop this problem. We need the entire force working as hard as they can to tackle it. The toll it’s taking on our youth is unimaginable.”

Carey is the Police Chief in the Town of Broadnax which straddles Mecklenburg and Brunswick Counties. He is married to the former Beverly Bailey of Wylliesburg. The couple resides in Wylliesburg and have three sons and two granddaughters.

Carey is a graduate of Randolph-Henry High School and attended SVCC in Keysville where he majored in business and accounting. He grew up in rural Charlotte County and is a lifelong farmer. Carey operated a contracting business and a business installing garage doors for several years.

He was employed by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office for 26 years before leaving his department in 2003 to run for Charlotte County Sheriff.

While employed there, he worked as chief jailer, road deputy, was a member of the Tri-County Narcotics Task Force, and as a special officer of VASP. Starting the first work release program through the Charlotte County jail is one of his accolades.

A great deal of his experience in law enforcement has dealt with specialty training that includes: breathalyzers and radar, narcotics

interdiction, and sex crime intervention just to name a few of the

courses he has studied and work with. Membership in the South Hill

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge is something near and dear to his

heart where he loved working for several years with the “Shop with a

Cop” Christmas program to help provide for local youngsters.

It doesn’t take long to realize that service to his community is a big

part of who he is. Carey served for two years on the Charlotte County

Board of Supervisors and he was a member of the Bacon District

Volunteer Fire Department for 39 years. He is a member of Wylliesburg

Presbyterian Church and helped establish the Wylliesburg branch of the

Charlotte County Public Library system.

Being a member of the former Bacon District Ruritans Club and serving

on the board of the Barksdale Cancer Foundation for several years mean

a lot to him.

Carey and 20 other citizens helped found the Wylliesburg Lifesaving

Station/Charlotte County Rescue Station II to bring emergency services

to southern Charlotte County. Eventually this led to the establishment

of this service in Phenix.

Being instrumental in starting the Charlotte County central

dispatch/9-1-1 and the Charlotte County Volunteer Firefighters

Association have been lifesavers for the county. He was also vital in

obtaining the first air station in the county where air bottles can be

refilled for firefighters.

He has raised thousands of dollars for special causes and various

organizations in the county and was one of three citizens who helped

bring back Little League Baseball in Wylliesburg.

“I have never been too busy to help a friend, neighbor, or stranger,”

he says  with compassion in his voice. “My heart truly is in helping

others.”

He has been a caring Police Chief who tries to help those in his town.

“I’ve had them show up at my house needing help. I tell them to get in

my police car because I’m taking them to the hospital myself rather

than waiting for a rescue unit. I may have to call them to meet me on

the way, but I’m not willing to risk someone’s life. We live in a

rural widespread county where it takes time for help to get to you.

I’m glad to go that extra step to provide assistance to our citizens.”

When elected Sheriff of Charlotte County, Carey vows to be fiscally

conservative with tax dollars. Being visible in the county is another

top priority to make it easier for citizens to connect with him and

share their worries or concerns. Actively fighting the growing drug

problem is of utmost importance in the battle to keep our young people

alive.

“I urge citizens to elect me as the next Sheriff of Charlotte County.

You will be glad you did!” he promises.

Carey may be contacted at 434-547-5058.