This State Has Six Black Female Chiefs of Police For the First Time Ever

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By Victor Trammell

Photo credits: WRAL-TV News 

Several black women who have dutifully served as law enforcement officers in the state of North Carolina have made history in their region by becoming the top members of police brass in all of their respective jurisdictions.

According to WRAL-TV Channel 5 News, an NBC-affiliated local media source based in Raleigh, North Carolina, the six cities of Raleigh, Morrisville, Fayetteville, Winston-Salem, Morehead City, and Durham have all appointed black women to be police chiefs.

Patrice Andrews is Morrisville’s police chief. She had an opportunity to sit down with four other recently appointed black female chiefs in her state during an exclusive interview with WRAL News. Andrews said she was in awe when she got to meet her fellow black women who had risen to the highest police officer rank like herself.

“When I walked in today, I had to just stop for a second because I saw these women, and I thought, ‘Let me just soak it in,'” Andrews said in her interview with WRAL News.

The police chief of Raleigh is Cassandra Deck-Brown. In her interview with WRAL News, she talked about the significance of women achieving such a feat inside a state that is known for racial oppression.

“We’ve broken a glass ceiling. So, becoming chief, the honor is knowing that somebody else has that opportunity to get there,” Deck-Brown told WRAL News.

Fayetteville’s police chief is Gina Hawkins and the police chief of Durham is Cerelyn Davis. Both Davis and Hawkins got their start in law enforcement working in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. Racial diversity was not a problem there. However, it was different when it came to gender.

Catrina A. Thompson is the police chief in the city of Winston-Salem and Bernette Morris leads Morehead City’s police department. You can read more about the amazing story of these black women in law enforcement by visiting the research source link for this article given below.

Source: http://www.wral.com/six-black-women-leading-nc-police-departments/16930938/

 

 

 

 

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