Chief of Police
Chief Jeffrey C. Prichard has been a police officer since 1992. He began his career as a Patrol Officer with the Town of Haw River, North Carolina. In 1995 he joined the Graham Police Department as a Patrol Officer. During his career at GPD, Prichard served as a Vice Investigator, Patrol Corporal, Sergeant in the Community Oriented Policing Unit, Patrol Lieutenant, and Captain of Operations. In August 2007, he was selected as the Chief of Police for the City of Graham, North Carolina. Chief Prichard has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Western Carolina University. He completed the 16th Session of the Management Development Program at the North Carolina Justice Academy and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 219th session, in Quantico, Virginia.
Assistant Chief Kristy Cole began her career with the Graham Police Department in January 1997. Assistant Chief Cole is currently responsible for day-to-day operations, planning, supervision, and review of all division activities and personnel. During her career at GPD, Cole served in the Patrol Division and Administrative Division. She also served as the Accreditation Manager for the organization. Assistant Chief Cole holds a BS in Criminal Justice from Western Carolina University and a MS in Criminal Justice and Education from East Carolina University. She has completed the FBI LEEDA Leadership Trilogy and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 270th session, in Quantico, Virginia.
Lieutenant – Criminal Investigations
Lieutenant Daniel Sisk began his career with the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office in 2003 and served as a Deputy Sheriff. He came to the Graham Police Department in 2005. Since his career began with the Graham Police Department he has served as a Patrol Officer, Juvenile Investigator, Patrol Corporal, Investigations Sergeant and Patrol Sergeant. Lieutenant Sisk received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University and is a graduate of North Carolina State Universities Administrative Officers Management Program, 76th session.
Lieutenant – Support Services
Lieutenant Duane Flood was born and raised here in the City of Graham and now has the honor and privilege to serve his hometown. He is a graduate of Graham High School and continuing his education at Alamance Community College where he earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Lieutenant Flood attended Basic Law Enforcement Training at Guilford Technical Community College prior to joining the Graham Police Department in October 1998. He received my Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate through the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission in November 2009, Graduated from the Methodist University West Point Leadership Program in April 2014, and completed the FBI LEEDA Leadership Trilogy in the Spring of 2017.
Lieutenant – Patrol Division
Lieutenant Joaquin A. Velez began his career with the Graham Police Department in May 2001. Velez has served in Patrol Division and Administrative Division, during his career he has served on the Special Response Team and as the Field Training Coordinator. Lieutenant Velez is a former is pursuing his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and is an Army Veteran. Velez is a graduate of North Carolina State Universities Administrative Officers Management Program, 73rd Session.