News Flash

Police Department

Posted on: February 2, 2018

Durham Police Chief Announces 30 Promotions

Durham Police Chief Announces 30 Promotions

Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis recently announced 30 promotions, including three promotions to the department’s highest levels.

Todd Rose was promoted to the rank of deputy chief, which is the second highest rank in the department (there are two deputy chiefs). Chief Rose will be in charge of Field Operations. Chief Rose is a native of Rocky Mount and a graduate of Jordan High School in Durham and N.C. State University, where he earned a B.S. degree in textile materials and management. Chief Rose was a commercial pilot who flew for American Eagle before joining the DPD in 1994.

Chief Rose, who most recently served as assistant chief for Patrol Services, has worked in many capacities during his DPD career. He has worked in the Patrol Bureau, Criminal Investigations Division (homicide investigator, violent crimes investigator and CID commander), and Special Operations Division (Corporal, SOD assistant commander, SOD commander and member of the FBI Task Force). He also served as the department’s range master for four years.

Terrence Sembly was promoted to the rank of assistant chief, which is the department’s third highest rank (there are four assistant chiefs). Assistant Chief Sembly, who joined the Police Department in 1997 after working for the Duke University and Carrboro police departments, will serve as assistant chief for Patrol Services. Assistant Chief Sembly has served as commander of the Organized Crime Division and District 4. He also served in the Uniform Patrol Bureau, GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and Training) Unit, the Recruiting Unit and the Internal Affairs Unit. Assistant Chief Sembly earned his B.A degree from N.C. Central University and earned a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Organizational Change from Pfeiffer University. Assistant Chief Sembly is a graduate of Session 66 of the Senior Management Institute for Police in Boston and the Administrative Officers Management Program from North Carolina State University.

Joseph Kelly was promoted to the rank of captain, which is the department’s fourth highest rank. Capt. Kelly, who joined the Durham Police Department in 1994 after serving with the Durham County Sheriff’s Office and the N.C. Department of Adult Probation and Parole, is the new commander of the Organized Crime Division. Capt. Kelly earned a bachelor’s degree in political science/public administration with a minor in English from Winston-Salem State University. He has served with the Public Housing Unit, Gang Unit, HEAT 1 Unit, Uniform Patrol and Organized Crime Division. He has also served as a patrol watch commander.

The following officers have been promoted to the rank of lieutenant:

  • Lt. D.M. Anthony – assigned to Special Services Division (Central District) as assistant commander
  • Lt. M.A. Clancy – assigned to the Training Bureau
  • Lt. H.J. Burwell – assigned to B Squad, Watch Commander
  • Lt. D.W. English – assigned to D Squad, Watch Commander

The following officers have been promoted to the rank of sergeant:

  • Sgt. J.E. Werner, assigned to Special Victims Unit
  • Sgt. R.S. Packard, assigned to Professional Standards Division
  • Sgt. T.B. McMaster, assigned to Patrol Services  Bureau
  • Sgt. N.M. Cloninger, assigned to Patrol Services Bureau
  • Sgt. B.S. Holliday, assigned to Patrol Services Bureau
  • Sgt. A.C. Rogers, assigned to Patrol Services Bureau
  • Sgt. D.A. Ferrell, assigned to Recruiting Unit
  • Sgt. J.M. Cloninger, assigned to Patrol Services Bureau
  • Sgt. J.J. Kenyon, assigned to Patrol Services Bureau

The following officers have been promoted to the rank of corporal and are assigned to the Patrol Services and Support Services Bureaus:

  • Cpl. W.C. Thomson
  • Cpl. K.J. Robinson
  • Cpl. K.F. Wheeler
  • Cpl. K. De La Cruz
  • Cpl. F. DeVera
  • Cpl. D.P. Strandh
  • Cpl. J.R. Montoya
  • Cpl. J.L. Williams
  • Cpl. M.G. Stevenson
  • Cpl. J.G. Christy
  • Cpl. B.T. Francis
  • Cpl. C.J. Foley
  • Cpl. J.A. Liberto
  • Cpl. E.R. Ellerman

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in Police Department

Durham Police Investigating Homicide

Posted on: July 31, 2018

Two People Arrested on Fraud Charges

Posted on: June 29, 2018

Crime Alert – Vehicle Break-Ins

Posted on: June 15, 2018

Missing Person – Jemilyah Hilton

Posted on: June 14, 2018

Five Men Charged with Murder

Posted on: May 24, 2018

Springdale Drive Shooting

Posted on: April 30, 2018

Durham Officer Injured in Crash

Posted on: March 26, 2018

Operation Medicine Drop – March 23

Posted on: March 20, 2018
James Cates

Missing Person – James Wiley Cates

Posted on: March 15, 2018

Police to Serve Up Summer Fun

Posted on: March 8, 2018

Wanted Person – Stefon Devion Robinson

Posted on: February 9, 2018

Phone Scam Alert

Posted on: January 6, 2018

HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS

Posted on: December 5, 2017

Operation: No perched packages

Posted on: December 5, 2017

Missing Juvenile – Shania Mitchell-Smith

Posted on: December 21, 2017

Missing Person – Susan Marks

Posted on: December 21, 2017

Durham Police Investigating Shooting

Posted on: December 19, 2017

Apex Man Arrested on Murder Charge

Posted on: December 13, 2017

Durham Police Investigating Sexual Assault

Posted on: December 10, 2017

Durham Police Investigate Shooting

Posted on: December 8, 2017

Durham Man Arrested on Murder Charge

Posted on: December 6, 2017

Durham Police Investigating Shooting

Posted on: December 4, 2017

Durham Police Investigating Homicide

Posted on: November 30, 2017

Durham Police Trying to Locate Stolen Dogs

Posted on: November 30, 2017

Durham Police Investigating UTV Accident

Posted on: November 29, 2017

Scam Alert

Posted on: November 22, 2017

Durham Police Investigate Bank Robbery

Posted on: November 16, 2017

Durham Police Investigating Homicide

Posted on: November 16, 2017

Durham Police Investigating Shooting

Posted on: November 13, 2017

Wanted Person – Judah Immanuel James

Posted on: November 7, 2017

Wanted Person – Antonio McGhee

Posted on: October 26, 2017

Wanted Person – Daquan Kincy

Posted on: October 26, 2017

Wanted Person – Jeremiah Royster

Posted on: October 25, 2017

Wanted Person – Robert Edwards Jeffers

Posted on: October 18, 2017

Death Investigation – Savannah Place

Posted on: October 13, 2017

Wanted Person – Deshawn Devonte Evans

Posted on: October 4, 2017

Wanted Person – Gadist Claiborne

Posted on: September 27, 2017

Three Men Charged with August Shooting

Posted on: September 20, 2017

Durham Man Wanted for Murder

Posted on: May 23, 2017

Twins Charged with Turner Murder

Posted on: April 14, 2016

Durham Police Investigate Bank Robbery

Posted on: January 9, 2016

Wanted Person – Jamol Louis Dixon

Posted on: December 31, 2015

Wanted Person – Corinthian Eddie Bowens

Posted on: December 30, 2015

Wanted Person - Armand Lewis Langston

Posted on: August 27, 2015