We’re living in a historic time for North Carolina law enforcement.
For the first time, the state of North Carolina has six female, African-American chiefs presiding over police departments, Essence magazine reports on its website.
The Durham Police Department operates under C. J. Davis.
Davis said via a written statement, “Policing in the 21st Century is a challenge. I commend the leadership and decision makers in the state of North Carolina for recognizing that it’s not about color or gender, but leadership and vision.”
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Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown leads the Raleigh Police Department.
The Morrisville and Fayetteville police departments are headed by Patrice Andrews and Gina Hawkins, respectively.
Catrina Thompson is the chief of police in Winston-Salem and Patricia Norris is the director and chief of police for Winston-Salem State University's police force.
U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-Durham, was proud to announce that the news had made it into the nationally distributed magazine.