Announcement – Police Chief

The City of Graham is pleased to announce that Mary (Kristy) Cole has been selected as the City’s new Police Chief, succeeding Chief Jeff Prichard who is retiring. 

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.

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