NCCU, police chief part ways
Timothy R. Bellamy is no longer employed as the chief of police at N.C. Central University.
Bellamy’s last day of employment was Wednesday, according to a statement from Ayana Hernandez, the university’s director of public relations.
Bellamy, 54, had been suspended with pay after his arrest during a driver’s license checkpoint in Greensboro early on Aug. 2 on suspicion of driving while impaired.
He was taken to the Guilford County Courthouse, where he registered a 0.09 percent blood-alcohol level. The legal limit is .08. He was released under a written promise to appear in court.
He has an upcoming court date set for Sept. 29.
Bellamy is a Greensboro resident, according to the release on the arrest from the N. C. Department of Public Safety State Highway Patrol.
He had worked for the Greensboro Police Department for 27 years, and before retiring from the department in 2010, he was chief of Greensboro police for three years.
He was sworn in as director of public safety at N.C. Central University in April 2012. Hernandez said in an email that Capt. Alphonsa White, a seven-year veteran of the department, will be managing N.C. Central’s Police Department until an interim chief is named. The university will conduct a national search for his permanent replacement.