The membership of the NCACP is over 300 strong, made up of police chiefs and command staff level law enforcement leaders. Each member is committed to the safety and protection of North Carolinians and the professional law enforcement officers who serve them.
The success and advancement of NCACP is because of the hard work forged by past presidents and board members working closely with law enforcement professionals throughout NC on topics pertinent to our profession.
Our organization will continue to build on this foundation through involvement in legislative issues important to public safety and to law enforcement. Our focus on the professional development of our police officers, supervisors and police executives will continue. We will seek ways and means to provide adequate training to those who protect and serve.
A variety of emerging issues has created challenges for law enforcement in our nation and in our communities including: the effects of the escalating heroin epidemic; police-community relations; reengineering police Use of Force policies and procedure; the lack of mental health services that result in calls for police service, and the recruitment of the next generation of police officers. These are challenging times for those in our profession. These are critical matters that will require careful study and working partnerships from police leaders across a variety of government and private agencies.
I’m proud to serve with a group of professionals that promote excellence in police practices that all in our great state of North Carolina can benefit from. I am truly honored by the trust and confidence of the NCACP members to serve as President.