Sheriff supports Josh Wyche for role

Published 6:52 pm Friday, February 22, 2019


I met Josh Wyche in 1984 just before he started working for the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office. We have been friends and have served together for over 34 years now. Josh has prepared himself well to become our next sheriff and I support his intention to do so wholeheartedly.

Josh was educated locally and served in the United States Marine Corps before beginning his career with the Sheriff’s Office. Josh completed an associate degree in criminal justice from Paul D. Camp Community College, and is a graduate of the 237th session of the FBI National Academy.

Having advanced through the ranks, Josh has experienced much of the agency’s responsibilities including the jail, court security, service of civil process, and he currently holds the rank of captain supervising the Patrol Division.

A member of the command staff for 7 years now, Josh is involved in preparing the annual budget and schedules, handling personnel matters and inmate disputes and most of the other day-to-day aspects of operating this agency.

Josh is capable of working the long hours the job sometimes requires and, in fact, does so now often working 12-hour days and more. He has great energy and compassion and wants to become sheriff for all the right reasons. Josh puts the safety of the citizens of Southampton County and the City of Franklin above all else. I am confident that Josh Wyche is ready to lead the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office and I intend to vote for him in November.

J.B. Stutts


Southampton County