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Bruce Temple

Public Safety Consultant

Bruce started his public service career in 1987 when he became a patrolman with the Roanoke Rapids Police Department. During his tenure at Roanoke Rapids PD Bruce advanced through the ranks of Uniformed Sergeant, Uniformed Lieutenant, Field Training Coordinator, and Detective Lieutenant.

In 2002 Bruce found a new calling at the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office where he once again excelled in his career and by 2007, he had attained the rank of Major of Investigations. Through his hard work and dedication to his agency and the citizens of North Carolina Bruce was named Chief Deputy of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office in 2013. This role designated him as Administrator to all divisions of the Sheriff’s Office as well as the County Jail, including professional standards, evidence and the “H.E.A.T” (SWAT) Team. Bruce also took charge of policy revisions, media releases, gang awareness, and budgeting. He acted as a liaison between his agency and the US Attorney’s Office as well as other Federal agencies.

In 2016 Bruce became involved with the administration of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety to hone his skills in the prison environment, and in 2018 he came full circle by returning to Roanoke Rapids as a School Resource Officer. He remains certified and active with North Carolina training standards and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

Bruce holds a strong sense of community and regularly participates in community outreach and fundraising events for those in need. He and wife Greta enjoy family-oriented activities, comedy, and attending their children’s youth sports games.