“The Buncombe County Association of Teachers, North Carolina Association of Teachers and Police Benevolent Association have all endorsed me. No sheriff, no matter how competent, is going to be able to tackle the big problems like our opioids epidemic working alone, so I value having broad support from the community.” – Quentin Miller

Quentin was born and raised in Asheville and served at the Asheville Police Department from 1994 to 2018.

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 and Karen Miller)

(Quentin and Karen Miller)


Quentin served 11 years in the U.S. Army as an MP. Two tours in Germany and living in the California desert while stationed at Fort Irwin taught him a lot about the world.

Quentin retired from the Asheville Police Department with 25 years of service in July of 2018. He reached the rank of Sergeant and won Officer of the Year while at the APD.

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.

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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.


"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

You can read Quentin’s full policy platform here.