Elected Officials

Sheriff Gary Banks

Mission Statement

 I am dedicated to safeguarding the lives, property and constitutional rights of our citizens and will strive to maintain the highest level of public trust and respect by demanding the highest standards of honesty and integrity from myself and my staff. I am committed to the rule of law and its professionalism. I value personal and professional growth through both education and training. I will maintain order through proven and innovative techniques, progressive ideas, modern technology and a constant visible law enforcement presence. I recognize the importance of investing in the future of our community’s children and make a commitment to them. I will maintain a close partnership with the citizens of Yancey County, local community groups and other law enforcement agencies to ensure that, collectively; we can promote, protect and preserve the peace for everyone. 

Sheriff Gary Banks

Proven Leadership

Sheriff Gary Banks has shown proven Leadership ability with a strong foundation in public safety and service. He is a highly experienced Criminal Justice Professional with over 24 year’s dedication to the citizens of Yancey County and a history of consistently exceeding performance, training and education requirements. Sheriff Banks is skilled in executive level techniques dealing with Law Enforcement, Staff, Budget, Logistics and Major Crisis. He has achieved well above average results in all types of job assignments. Sheriff Banks is highly motivated with a commitment to continually seek new and innovative methods and ideas to combat crime. He is ambitious with the skills needed to succeed in his chosen field of Law Enforcement Management.

Training

  • 28 Years of Law Enforcement Experience
  • Law Enforcement Officers Training School, F.B.I.
  • Executive Management Training, University of Arkansas
  • Advanced Arson Investigation thru National Fire Academy
  • Managing WMD Incidents; Executive Level for Sheriff’s
  • School for Sheriff’s thru NC Institute of Government
  • Elementary and Junior High DARE Instructor
  • Cane River Baptist Church Deacon Board
  • Youth Leader and Teacher
  • Thousands of hours continuing Education

Continuing Education

  • Police Information Network Certification
  • Police Information Network Re-Certification
  • Basic Law Enforcement Technology
  • In-Service Firearms
  • In-Service Firearms
  • Dare Officer Training
  • In-Service Firearms
  • DARE In-Service
  • In-Service Firearms
  • DARE In-Service
  • In-Service Firearms
  • Legal Update
  • Interview and Interrogation
  • Photography; Theories and Principles
  • Basic Arson Investigation
  • Expandable Baton
  • Specialized Training for Criminal Justice
  • Child Abuse Investigation
  • Defensive Tactics Aerosol
  • DARE In-Service
  • Tactical Vehicle Interception
  • Junior High DARE Training
  • In-Service Firearms
  • Expandable Baton Re-certification
  • DARE In-Service
    In-Service Firearms
  • PPCT Impact Weapon Certification
  • Defensive Driving
  • DARE In-Service
  • In-Service Firearms
  • Spanish for Law Enforcement
  • Meth/Marijuana Interdiction
  • DARE In-Service
  • In-Service Firearms
  • Legal Update
  • Telecommunicator Certification
  • DARE In-Service
  • DDC-4 Defensive Driving
  • In-Service Firearms
  • DARE In-Service
  • In-Service Firearms
  • DARE In-Service
  • In-Service Firearms
  • Spanish for Criminal Justice Personal
  • Introduction to Community Policing
  • DARE Classroom Enhancement Skills
  • Rifle Qualification
  • Specialized Training for Sheriff’s Personal
  • Managing WMD Incidents: Executive Level
  • Rural Executive Management TraningIn-Service Firearms
  • Juvenile Minority Sensitivity Training
  • In-Service Firearms
  • Project Lifesaver CTR-1000 Operator
  • Project Lifesaver CTR-1000 Instructor
  • Courtroom Security
  • In-Service Firearms
  • Taser Training
  • Juvenile Minority Sensitivity Training
  • In-Service Firearms
  • Firearms Situational Shooting
  • Juvenile Minority Sensitivity Training
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Domestic Violence
  • In-Service Firearms
  • Methamphetamine Investigation Issues
  • Wellness & Stress Awarness
  • Driving In-Service
  • ICS for Single Resources, IS-200
  • (NIMS) IS-700
  • National Response Plan(NPR)
  • In-Service Firearms
  • Ethics On Duty
  • Ethics Off Duty
  • Arrest Search & Seizure
  • Special Populations
  • Handcuffing & Impact Weapons
  • Basic Weather Spotter Training
  • In-Service Firearms
  • Career Survival
  • Rapid Deployment
  • Response to Critical IncidentsWeapon Retention & Disarming Techniques
  • In-Service Firearms
  • School Emergency Management
  • Examing False Documents
  • Drug Diversion, Investigators
  • Drug Diversion, Patrol Officers
  • LEO Driver Training
  • Career Survival
  • JMST & Juvenile Law
  • DWI Standardized Field Sobriety
  • SRT / SWAT Training
  • DCI General Inquires
  • SRT / SWAT Training Building Search

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