Leadership

Command Staff

Meet the Command staff, the core administration of the Graham Police Department. The Chief of Police forms the head of administration. She is responsible for managing and directing the overall operations of the department. The Command staff is further comprised of the Assistant Chief, Captain – Criminal Investigations, Captain – Support Services, and the Captain – Patrol Division.

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Chief

Chief Cole has been serving as the interim Chief since June 30, 2020 where she was challenged to maintain the City’s high-level policing services, grow the public safety outreach programs, and provide valuable input as part of the City’s management team.

Starting in January 1997, Chief Cole has served in both the Patrol Division and Administrative Division holding the ranks of Sergeant, Captain, and most recently Assistant Chief.  She has also served as the Accreditation Manager helping achieve the advanced accreditation honor current held by the department.

Chief Cole holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice degree from Western Carolina University and a M.S. degree in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University. She is also a member of the graduating class of the 270th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA with further training through the FBI-LEEDA in the Trilogy Series and Policing for the 21st Century. She was recently selected to attend the 202nd Session of Leadership Institute through Impact Alamance.

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Assistant Chief

Assistant Chief Rodney King began his career with the Graham Police Department in June 1993. King has served in Patrol Division and Criminal Investigation Division, during his career, he has served on the Special Response Team. Assistant Chief King holds a B.S. in Organizational Security and Management degree from the University of Phoenix and an MBA degree in Public Administration and Criminal Justice from Liberty University.

 

 

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Captain – Criminal Investigations

Captain Daniel Sisk began his career with the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office in 2003 and served as Deputy Sherrif. 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. Captain 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.

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Captain – Support Services

Captain 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 Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. Captain Flood attended Basic Law Enforcement Training at Guilford Technical Community College prior to joining the Graham Police Department in October 1998. He received his 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.

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Captain – Patrol Division

Captain Joaquin 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. Captain Velez is pursuing his degree in Criminal Justice and is an Army Veteran. Velez is a graduate of the North Carolina State University Administrative Officers Management Program, 73rd session.