Quentin was born and raised in Asheville and is currently a Sergeant with the Asheville Police Department where he has served since 1994.
While stationed at Fort Bragg in 1985, Quentin met Army Specialist Karen Sconiers who he has been married to for 31 years, they have six children and now enjoy spending time with their nine grandchildren. Quentin and Karen have also fostered more than 100 children in their home since 2005.
Quentin holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Department of Justice and graduated from the Administrative Officers Management Program at N.C. State.
QUENTIN'S WORK IN THE COMMUNITY
Quentin served as a member of the Asheville Police Department’s original community policing unit "PACT", where he received Officer of the Year and the Overall Regional Award for initiating a street ministry and midnight basketball program for at risk youth. He also led a job training program for unemployed community members, and ran a summer camp for at risk youth for nearly a decade.
QUENTIN'S POLICY PLATFORM
Quentin's policy platform is based on six pillars of modern policing and mirrors a report from President Obama's task force on 21st Century policing.
"That means consistent de-escalation training and ongoing support for all deputies. De-escalation is a proven tactic to make policing safer for the public and for officers. This element of a training program helps deputies assess potentially dangerous situations and minimize the risk of harm for everyone involved." - Quentin Miller
- I will not sign a 287g agreement with ICE.
- I will support the passage of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and will use my platform as Sheriff to call for Congress to pass this law.
- We must treat the opioid epidemic as a disease and pursue treatment options as we do with our Drug Court. We can not arrest our way out of a public health crisis.
UPDATE: Thank you to the voters of Buncombe County who have put their faith in me to be the Democratic nominee for the Sheriff's office.
I'm proud to have 139 individuals contribute to my campaign during the 1st quarter of the year!