Steve Leader Adams for Moore County Sheriff


It is time to restore integrity and leadership to the Moore County Sheriff's Office.

Steve's Plan for Law Enforcement Excellence and Fiscal Independence:

I want to personally thank the thousands of you who took the time to sign my petition to allow my name on the ballot as an Unaffiliated Candidate. I've truly enjoyed meeting so many of you. Your efforts now allow me to be on the November 6th general election ballot, when the next Sheriff will be elected. I will not be on the May 8 primary ballot, when the parties decide which candidates they are going to run against me. We have a lot to talk about between now and the November 6 general election, and I look forward to it.

When I was 27, I took $25,000 of borrowed money, and turned it into the largest private homebuilding company in North Carolina in 6 years, and I built over 2000 homes. Today my goal is to take those skills and make the Moore County Sheriff’s Office the finest Department in the State, with the best trained, best educated, best equipped, and best paid deputies. We will reduce crime in Moore County for the first time in decades through new leadership, effective use of current resources, and innovative new policies. We will create an environment that all staff will enjoy working and advancing their careers in. We will also make the Sheriff's Department free to the taxpayer, plus generate up to a potential $45 million in annual income. This income will come from leasing unused jail space to the Federal Government, which can then be used to pay competitive salaries to our current staff, build schools, a courthouse, or other county amenities.

The Problem:
Our Moore County Sheriff’s Office, and our Sheriff himself, is devoid of integrity, economic efficiency, and achievement.
By being devoid of integrity, I mean he compromises the Sheriff's Office by enforcing a double standard of the law.
By being devoid of  efficiency, I mean he fails to meet reasonable minimum standards, and does not see the position as the business it is.
By being devoid of achievement, I mean there has been no improvement of your life despite all your investment in the department.
The Sheriff hired his own son, knowing he was an unsuccessful recovering alcoholic.    
The current Sherriff's Office reeks of nepotism and the good old boys network.       
The number one crime in our county, drug dealing and trafficking, has a 97% plea bargain rate due to irresponsible mismanagement.

How I will restore Integrity and Leadership to the Moore County Sheriff Department and make it 100% FREE to the taxpayer:
I will utilize my 40+ years of business management experience, as CEO of three of North Carolina’s largest privately held corporations, to restore integrity and professionalism to the Sheriff Department, and restore equal justice under the law. I will also install the best Chief Deputy in the State. You will still be protected by the same 78 deputies and 48 detention officers. Once I am elected, these brave individuals will finally have the leadership and integrity they have been craving to serve under.

I will install our own county crime lab, that will dramatically lower operating costs, speed up getting drug cases to trial by 93% (three months to trial, instead off the current 3 years), and produce 97% conviction rates, instead of the current 97% plea bargain rates on drug offences. It will also dramatically reduce the sale and consumption of illegal drugs, and reverse the rising tide of youth drug involvement. My plan will save a lot of lives.
I will lease out unused beds in the detention center to the Federal Government. That will make the Moore County Sheriff Department 100% free to the county taxpayer. In addition, I will also be able to give back to the County Commissioners up to $45 million every year. That is enough money to pay for the new courthouse that we are being force to build, and meet all of the building needs of the school board, plus all teaching salary shortfalls that we currently face. This may sound too good to be true, but it is not. We already own the assets to make my plan happen, but our current Sheriff does not have the business skills, desire, or integrity to implement my plan. I do, which is why you need to elect Steve Leader Adams, Sheriff of Moore County.

In 1980, I took $25,000 of borrowed money and turned it into the largest private homebuilding company in North Carolina and built over 2000 homes. Elect me Sheriff, and allow me to lead the Moore County Sheriff Department into prosperity that it has never seen before, as only someone from the private sector can accomplish. Let me restore our Sheriff Department's integrity, and breathe new economic life into our great County. Unlike our current Sheriff, I will not fail you, and I will never lie to you.