The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association is endorsing Neil Elks in the Pitt County Sheriff's Race.
John Midgette of the association, says both Elks and Sheriff Mac Manning came in for interviews and filled out questionnaires. He said from the process the group has decided to endorse Elks. Midgette says, "We think Pitt County needs new leadership and moving in a new direction. We've had issues in Pitt County where it's just essential that it's absolutely essential that we have professional sworn officers led by professional leaders to best protect our citizens and we think this is the time for someone like Neil to step in and be our sheriff."
The association is a non-profit organization composed of law enforcement officers in North Carolina. The panel that reviewed Elks' platform and chose him for this endorsement consists of active duty police officers from across the state.