Durham Police Chief Jose L. Lopez Sr. has announced the promotion of nine Durham police officers including one assistant chief, one captain, one lieutenant, four sergeants and two corporals. The promotions are effective September 10, 2012. [The top ranks of the Durham Police Department include one police chief, two deputy police chiefs and four assistant police chiefs].
“Although the department’s management has changed, our direction toward community policing will continue to get stronger,” said Lopez.
Captain Anthony R. Marsh Sr. has been promoted to the position of assistant chief, the third highest rank in the department. Marsh, who joined the Police Department in 1995, will be the Assistant Chief over the North Operations Bureau, which includes District 1, District 2 and the Central District. Marsh has served in the Uniform Patrol Bureau, Criminal Investigations Division and Professional Standards Division/Staff Inspections. He has also served as assistant commander of District 5/Central District and as the commander of District 3. He most recently served as commander of the Professional Standards Division, which includes Internal Affairs, Staff Inspections, Taxi/Towing Inspections and ABC Permits, and Secondary Employment. Marsh graduated from Mount Olive College, received his MBA from Pfeiffer University and is a graduate of the 52nd session of the Senior Management Institute for Police at the Police Executive Research Forum.
Lt. David W. Addison, who joined the Police Department in 1997, has been promoted to the position of captain and is the new commander of District 3, which covers western/southwestern Durham. Addison has served in Uniform Patrol, the Homicide Unit and CrimeStoppers. He was a sergeant in Uniform Patrol and with the Juvenile Unit. He served as acting lieutenant in District 1 and has been the assistant commander of the Central District since January 2011. Addison has an associate degree in engineering and received his bachelor’s degree in information technology from the University of Phoenix. He is currently a student at the N.C. Central University School of Law. Addison was named the City of Durham Employee of the Year in 2003 and was the 2006 Jaycees Young Public Servant of the Year for North Carolina. He has also won the Durham Civitan Club’s Louis J. Carver Outstanding Service Award.
Sgt. Terrence G. Sembly, who joined the Police Department in 1997, has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant and will be the assistant commander in the Central District, which covers Ninth Street and downtown Durham. Sembly has served in the Uniform Patrol Bureau, GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and Training) Unit and the Recruiting Unit. Sembly is a graduate of N.C. Central University and is pursuing a master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Change from Pfeiffer University.
The following officers have been promoted to sergeant and will be assigned to the Operations Bureau, Uniform Patrol:
• Cpl. Delondon A. Gaither
• Cpl. Brian Massengill
• Cpl. Michael F. Grissom
• Cpl. Melissa L. Bishop
The following officers have been promoted to corporal and will be assigned to the Operations Bureau, Uniform Patrol:
• Officer Christopher M. Andrews
• Master Officer Tammy S. Hammouma