Congratulations to 75 DPS law enforcement professionals who were recently recognized for their professional accomplishments. They were awarded Advanced Law Enforcement Certificates on Friday, Nov. 4 by the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, during the board’s quarterly meeting. They are among 154 recipients from law enforcement agencies across the state.
The Commission created the Law Enforcement Officers’ Professional Certificate Program in order to recognize the level of competence of law enforcement officers serving governmental agencies within the State, to foster interest in college education and professional law enforcement training programs, and to attract highly qualified people into a law enforcement career.
Under this program, dedicated officers may receive statewide and nationwide recognition for education, professional training, and on-the-job experience. More information is available here.
Also part of the meeting, was the presentation of Resolutions in Memorium to the families of 10 North Carolina law enforcement and correctional officers who died in the line of duty in 2020. This presentation had been delayed by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The commission presented plaques to the families and colleagues of one NC State Highway Patrol member, two local law enforcement officers and seven division of Adult Correction officers.
A true testament to the dedication and professionalism of those in the N.C. Department of Public Safety and law enforcement officers across North Carolina.
NC Alcohol Law Enforcement
Special Agent John Logan Markley
Special Agent Robert Bradley Putnam
NC State Highway Patrol
Sergeant Grant Pless Bowman
Master Trooper Scott Mark Casner
Sergeant II Dina Loreese Bruton
Sergeant II Jeremy Lowell Eudy
Sergeant II Mary Ellen Hawkins
Unit Manager II Stephen Ryan Holcomb
Unit Manager I Nicholas Jude Keegan
Lieutenant Thomas Frank Mullins, Jr.
Officer II Keven Dewayne Green
Captain III Ronald Keith Harris
Lieutenant III Brett Allen Simmons
Lieutenant Tommy David Buchanan
Correctional Officer II Twila Jean Townsend
Food Service Supervisor III Geraldine Bell
Sergeant III Gilbert Brown
Sergeant III Ebony Elisa Estes
Sergeant III Mark John Immler
Correctional Officer III Tijuana Vernette Locus
Sergeant III Barry Elroy Minor
Lieutenant III William Thomas Oates
Sergeant II Philip McGregor Kay
Lieutenant II Timothy Michael Sanders
Sergeant Edwin Joseph Watson
Correctional Officer I Nicholas Paul Margus
Associate Warden of Custody Louis Taylor Southall
Unit Manager II Joy Lorita Davis
Sergeant Vincent Edward Nicholson
Warden IV Cathy Faye Judge
Warden I Jeffrey Scott McGhee
Correctional Officer I Demetrius Angelo Young
Correctional Officer II James Lynn Bird
Lieutenant III Joyce Ann Douglas-Holloway
Associate Warden for Programs Antoine Lamoris Ingram
Sergeant III Reginald Maurice Selby
Mountain View Correctional
Captain Audie Peterson, Jr.
Captain II Kella Jones Phillips
Sergeant Paul Daniel Queen
Sergeant Travis Wayne Sparks
Sergeant Adam Kane Stewart
Sergeant Chris Douglas Thomason
Food Service Officer II Jerry Creed Vance
Correctional Officer Brandon Joel Yelton
NC Correctional Institution for Women
Housing Unit Manager I Adreana Leniece Barnes
Sergeant Sharika Taylor Holden
Captain III Cassandra Worrell Long
Correctional Officer III Robert Melton, Jr.
Sergeant II Latasha Marie Chenille Peters
Programs Supervisor Bernadine Black
Office of Staff Development & Training
Correctional Training Coordinator I Charles Clayton Carter, Jr.
Associate Warden William Todd Stires
Housing Unit Manager III Romell Carroll Overton
Captain II Scott Allen Rice
Chief Probation/Parole Officer Tracey Nicole Nelms
Probation/Parole Officer II Marcus Allen Globuschutz
Probation/Parole Officer II Jessica Lynn Sawyer
Probation Parole Officer II Amanda Marie Still
Assistant Superintendent I Christina Arlene Mingo
Case Manager Stephonika Daisette Gladden
Program Supervisor Jody Lamont Knox
Associate Warden I Ramon Rafael Gutierrez
Correctional Officer Christopher Lee Adams
Sergeant III Hannah Marie Armenta
Captain III Andre Dockery
Unit Manager III Stonmon Wright Haislip, Jr.
Lieutenant III Jonathan William Hunsucker
Correctional Officer III Veronica Lane Leake
Sergeant III Brian Leander Marshall
Sergeant III Kaleah Shamani McKenzie
Sergeant III Jessie Aaron McNabb
Housing Unit Manager II Berry Mukunayi Mwamba
Correctional Officer I Rhonda Clay Smith
Housing Unit Manager III Shawna Lynn Brown
Lieutenant III Joseph Carson Cribb
Program Coordinator II Amanda Gail Edwards
Captain III James Wallace McPherson
Sergeant Kayla Elizabeth Mercer
Western Foothills Training Center
Associate Warden II Steven Garrett McKinney
NOTE: To view photos of the awardees click here.