DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Graham Police Department is dedicated to the highest quality of law enforcement services delivered with compassion and professionalism. We are committed to provide our agency members a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and professional growth.
The vision is to be a leading, progressive, and unified agency of highly trained professionals who inspire excellence within law enforcement and partner with all to protect, serve and create a safe community.
We value all members of our organization and our community. We are committed to providing exceptional public service through these core values.
- Commitment – To our community and the organization
- Integrity – Doing the right thing at the right time for the right reason
- Respect – In our contacts with our community, fellow officers and neighboring agencies.
- Accountability – In our individual actions and as a whole organization.
- Teamwork – Working together to reach a common goal
- Leadership – In the development of our agency members and the education of our citizens.
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.
Chief Baker has been serving as the Chief since October 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 Baker 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 Baker 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 recently attended the 202nd Session of Leadership Institute through Impact Alamance.
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.