TO SUPPORT SOMEONE, FIRST YOU MUST KNOW THEM & RICK BELIEVES                                Special Interest endangers future generations.

Professional Career

Distinguished career serving the Durham County Sheriff's Office for 35 years. I worked my way from a Deputy Jailer over the years to ranking Captain 

I continued as a Commander for Community Services, Training & Standards, & Internal Affairs. I concluded my career with a full-time assignment as an Administrator to the Sheriff until my retirement.

Served in the United States Army, 101st Airborne Division, and then sent to W, Germany's 3rd Infantry and was awarded the Army Achievement Medal..

In order to support anyone in anything, you have to know who you're placing your support behind. In order to trust that person, you must believe in them & what they stand for. The person you support must stand for and be an example of integrity that is unwavering. 

  • Member of the Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center.

  • Member of the Rape Crisis Board.

  • Member of the Durham Domestic Crisis Board.

  • Member of the Durham City/County Planning Commission (Commissioner 2012-2015).

  • Co-Founder of the North Carolina Sheriff Police Alliance & Sheriff Police Foundation (NCSPA).

  • Member of the Oak Grove Youth Sports Group.

  • Member of the Southern High School Safety Board.

  • Member of the Durham Masonic Lodge 352.

  • Member of the Durham VFW.

  • Durham Exchange Club President's Award

  • Durham Exchange Club Member of the Year 

  • Child Abuse Prevention Appreciation Award

  • 1999 Durham County Sheriffs Officer of the Year

  • 1999 United Way Award 

  • 1983 US Army Achievement Medal


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