Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Help Provide Security at the Democratic National Convention
Posted on 9/13/2012
On September 1st 2012, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office sent a team of 11 officers to Charlotte North Carolina for the Democratic National Convention (DNC). In preparation for this historic event, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department requested assistance from law enforcement agencies nationwide. A total of approximately 5000 local, state and federal law enforcement officers were deployed in various capacities throughout the greater Charlotte area. Duties ranged from bicycle patrol, perimeter security, traffic, delegate bus security, mobile field force, building security, undercover intelligence gathering, enhanced street patrol, and foot patrol.
There was a heightened sense of alertness at all times due to the possibility of domestic and international terroristic actions. During the course of the convention, the officers from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office conducted themselves in a manner that reflected well not only upon the Sheriff’s Office but Forsyth County itself. The United States of America is the guide by which democracies throughout the world gauge themselves. During this week, Charlotte was on the world stage, and the officers working during the convention lived up to the expectations of this great country.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is proud of the professionalism each of its officers displayed at the DNC.