IMPACTING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Our county must utilize innovative strategies and leverage resources in order to ensure that the symptoms and causes of the opioid epidemic decrease. The State of North Carolina has seen a 73% increase in opioid deaths between 2005 and 2015 according to the Governor’s report published May 16, 2017. In Forsyth County, we experienced 13 deaths in 2005 and 53 deaths in 2015. Our families in this county are losing one life per week to the opioid epidemic.


Our citizens will feel safe knowing that we are utilizing resources to safeguard against the opioid crisis. As the sheriff, Bobby will use his experience as a law enforcement officer and a community partner to tap into his professional relationships with local, state and federal agencies; our families must have the confidence that everything is being done to leverage resources and equip communities with knowledge and tools to overcome the epidemic. Experts throughout this country agree that collaboration is essential; we will work in collaboration with medical professionals, court systems and mental health providers for the care of our fellow citizens.

PAID FOR BY BOBBY KIMBROUGH FOR SHERIFF COMMITTEE