North Carolina Police Department

  • The first 6 commissioners

    the first 6 commissioners were appointed to preserving law and order in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • the first police officer

    5 years later the town commissioners appointed the first public police officer
  • Citizens Patrol

    Commissioners established a Citizen's Patrol system
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    Policing in Greensboro

  • Night Watchmen

    commissioners hired 2 officers for night patrols, from 10pm till the break of dawn the next morning
  • The beginning of of a professional Police Agency

    over a 60 year period, law enforcement in Greensboro had taken shape and contained The Public Officer, Night Watchmen, Town Constables, and Citizen's Patrol to serve as its roots
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    The Administration of Chief R. M. Reese

    City of Greensboro instituted a new city charter, gives power to a new police force
  • Uniforms Required

    uniforms, badges and armed weapons were required to the entire police force
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    The Administration of Hall

    going into the 20th Century, there were numerous changes within the Greensboro police force
  • chief / tax collector offices combined

    aldermen combined the offices of Chief of Police and Tax collectors, R. M. Reese was elected Chief of Police for the second time
  • Police Force continues to grow

    force had grown to seven officers and began filling reports
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    new administration / reorganization

    Chief G.P. becomes new Chief of Police. Out of 52 officers, 40 made the uniformed patrol division and 4 officers held administrative positions and 8 plainclothes officers who later evolved into detectives
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    The Administration of Chief M.D. Caffey / Radio Communications

    Mike D. Caffey was appointed as Greensboro's 11th Chief of Police, In 1934, the GPD implemented the use of radio communications creating dispatch communications
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    new administration / black officers / meter maids

  • Chief L. L. Jarvis

    captain Luther L. Jarvis becomes acting chief of police after Chief Caffey's leave of absence
  • first Black Officers

    Samuel A. Penn and John L. Montgomery become the first black officers in Greensboro Police Department
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    Administration of Chief Jeter L. Williamson / New Uniforms / Cadet Program

  • meter maids

    six women were hired to enforce parking regulations
  • Administration of Jeter L. Williamson

    Jeter L. Williamson is sworn in as the 13th Chief of Greensboro
  • New Uniforms

    the traditional dark blue, brass buttons was replaced with a 2-tone blue uniform. firearms training program is intensified
  • Cadet Program

    Greensboro Police Cadet program begins, men between 18-20 can enroll in the program and become a sworn officer by 21
  • Chief Paul B. Calhoun

    inspector Paul B. Calhoun became the 14th Chief of Police in Greensboro, after Chief Williamson's retirement
  • annexation challenges

    Chief Calhoun's had a major challenge with a massive annexation, the population grew rapidly and more sworn police officers were employed
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    a big change

    Administration of Chief Paul B. Calhoun, annexation challenges, greater accountability, civil rights, and the first uniformed female officer
  • a greater accountability

    the department discovered a burglary ring within its department, the patrol division provided a greater supervision to establish order
  • Civil Rights

    civil rights movements became big in Greensboro and sit-in / peaceful protests were at large. unfortunately the protests didn't come to a peaceful resolution
  • First Female Officer

    Anne Garcia requested a transfer from meter maid to the uniformed patrol division
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    Chief William E. Swing / Klan/Nazi Confrontation / Specialized Units&Programs

  • Administration of Chief William E. Swing

    Lieutenant Colonel William E. Swing became the 15th Chief of Police in Greensboro
  • Klan/Nazi Confrontation

    National attention was drew to Greensboro when a violent incident occurred, drew the Nazi party out of the shadows and ended in gunfire between 2 parties (communist Workers Party & Nazi Party)
  • Specialized Units and Programs

    Special Response Team, Hostage Negotiation Team, & the first Departmental Canine Unit was formed
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    Chief C. D. Wade / Departmental Improvements

  • Chief C. D. Wade

    Major Conrad D. Wade was appointed the 16th Chief of police in Greensboro
  • Departmental Improvements

    PRIDE program was created and launched, Evaluated the physical well-being of officers for improving health and lifestyles. Chief Wade also began long-term studies on handguns, resulting in issuing Beretta 9mm semi-automatic pistols
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    Chief Sylvester Daughtry Jr. /

    dedicated 29 years to Greensboro Police Department, Sylvester Daughtry Jr worked his way through the ranks, was appointed the 17th Chief of Police
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    Chief Robert C. White

    Chief Robert C. White was appointed the !8th Chief of police for the Greensboro Police Department. his contributions included the decentralization of Police Services and the implementation of ComStat, which synthesizes analysis of crime and disorder data, strategic problem-solving, and clear accountability structure.
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    Chief David A. Wray

    David A. Wray was appointed to the position of Greensboro Chief of Police. one of his contributions was dropping the Field Training Officer program (FTO) and introduced the Police Training Officer (PTO) Program. PTO prepares new officers for todays complex policing needs.
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    Chief Timothy R. Bellamy

    Became an assistant Chief of Police in 2003, later advancing to Chief of Police in 2007, focused on the restoration of public confidence in the Greensboro Police Department by "policing for Greensboro's communities". Terminated Special Investigations Division (SID) and replaced it with the Criminal Intelligence Squad (CIS).
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    Chief Kenneth Miller

    Chief Kenneth Miller became Greensboro's 21st Chief of police. Reorganized the department to improve operational and neighborhood focus in addressing crime and disorder. Reduced Auto burglaries and larcenies by 35%.