After 25+ years of service, Chris recently retired as an Assistant Chief of Police from the Fayetteville
(NC) Police Department. In his last assignment, he served as the Investigative Bureau Commander
and supervised over 150 employees. Chris has worked in patrol, investigations, internal affairs and
the training division. Prior to law enforcement, he served 3+ years as a U.S. Army officer and served
in Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield.
In addition to his law enforcement career, Chris has worked as an adjunct criminal justice professor
at Methodist University, Fayetteville State University, and currently at North Carolina Central
University, Fayetteville Technical Community College, and the North Carolina Justice Academy. He
is a certified yoga instructor and is an ambassador for Yoga for First Responders.
Chris has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at
Pembroke, and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Dayton. He is also a
graduate of the 118th Session of the Officer’s Administrative Course (Southern Police Institute /
University of Louisville) and the Senior Management Institute for Police (Police Executive Research Forum).