High Point, NC – Danny Rogers was sworn in as the new Guilford County Sheriff at the High Point Courthouse on December 3, 2018.
Rogers is Guilford county’s first African American sheriff. The oath of office was administered by retired Justice, the Honorable Henry E. Frye.
A native of High Point, Rogers previously worked as an officer in the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department and High Point Police Department before being elected sheriff. A Southwest Guilford High School graduate, Rogers holds degrees in criminal justice, criminal justice leadership and executive management, and theology from Walden University, Team Works Bible College, and ECPI.
Rogers said one of his main priorities as sheriff will be working on building trust and relationships between citizens and law enforcement officer and seeking state accreditation for the department. His other goals are to reduce crime, provide safer streets and neighborhoods, eliminate the flow of illegal drugs and guns entering communities, address the opioid crisis, improve officer retention, and update offender reentry programs.
“I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel. The wheel is already there, I’m just making sure it’s turning how it’s supposed to,” said Rogers.