RALEIGH — The Raleigh Police Department named a new deputy chief during a promotions ceremony in downtown Raleigh on Friday.
Deputy Chief of Police Joseph C. Perry has extensive academic training that complements a rise through the ranks since he was first hired by the department in 1991.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Appalachian State University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., the Senior Management Institute for Police in Boston, Mass., and the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University.
Perry spent the first six years of his career as a patrol officer. He was promoted to detective in 1997 and worked with the departments drugs and vice unit, alcohol, tobacco and firearms task force, the robbery squad and internal affairs unit.
He was promoted to sergeant in 2001 and supervised a patrol squad, robbery task force and homicide unit.
Perry was promoted to lieutenant in 2006 and served as the executive officer in the Southwest District. He attained the rank of captain in 2009. He was assigned as the commander of field operations in 2010 after he was promoted to the rank of major.
He supervised the departments six district commanders while overseeing the departments field operations division until his promotion Friday as deputy chief.
Perry replaces Cassandra Deck-Brown, who was selected as the citys first African American woman Chief of Police in February.
Perry was among 18 members of the department promoted during Fridays ceremony at the downtown convention center. Staff writer Thomasi McDonald