(The following are excerpts from a joint statement between the Granville County Board of Commissioners and the Granville County Sheriff’s Office, issued by County Attorney Jim Wrenn on Jan. 6, 2020)
The Granville County Board of Commissioners has appointed Charles R. Noblin, Jr. sheriff to fulfill the unexpired term of Brindell B. Wilkins, Jr.
Mr. Noblin is an eighteen-year veteran of the Granville County Sheriff’s Office. He is currently the sergeant in charge of the Civil Division. His appointment as sheriff gives him full authority over the Granville County Sheriff’s Office.
The Commissioners give Mr. Noblin their full support to make any changes reasonably necessary for the effective organization of the Granville County Sheriff’s Office, including taking steps to reconstitute a drug investigations unit. The Commissioners pledge the support needed to ensure the Granville County Sheriff’s Office can provide professional law enforcement, detention, court security, school security, and civil process services in a fair and impartial manner that protects and preserves the Constitutional Rights of the people it serves.
The Granville County Board of Commissioners want to thank Chief Deputy Sherwood Boyd for his leadership in fulfilling the duties of the office of the sheriff. The decision to name Mr. Noblin was taken in consultation with Mr. Boyd. Mr. Boyd is eligible to retire in early 2021. While he has not made a decision to retire at this time, he believes that the men and women of the Granville County Sheriff’s Office deserve an assurance of continuity for the balance of Mr. Wilkins’ unexpired term which ends in December 2022.
Mr. Noblin intends to swear Mr. Boyd in as his chief deputy.
The Granville County Board of Commissioners looks forward to and expect to continue and enhance cooperation between the Granville County Sheriff’s Office and its state and federal prosecutorial and law enforcement partners. The various law enforcement agencies can only operate effectively where there is open communication and respect between those offices that focuses on the safety, security, and rights of the people served.
Mr. Noblin will take the oath of office in the Superior Courtroom of the Granville County Courthouse on Jan. 8, 2020 at 5:15 p.m.