Police administration is comprised of a chief of police and two assistant chiefs. The chief of police is the chief executive officer for the agency. The assistant chief of operations commands the Operations Bureau, including all uniformed services. The assistant chief of support commands the Support Bureau, which includes Professional Standards and Internal Affairs. There are other support members within administration, the administrative assistant performs support and logistic functions to the chief of police and other administrative staff; a captain in the Professional Standards Division oversees the budget process. Please feel free to use the e-mail addresses below to contact any member of administration.
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Interim Chief of Police eric kerns
During his career with the Burlington Police Department Eric received his North Carolina Advanced Law Enforcement Certification and in 2000 was awarded the Sheriff Ralph Robinson North Carolina DARE Officer of the Year Award.
Assistant Chief Chris Gaddis
Assistant Chief Chris Gaddis is a 26 year veteran of the Burlington Police Department and currently in command of the Support Bureau. He has previously served in supervisory roles within the Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Community Relations, and Professional Standards Divisions of the department. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University. He is a 2017 graduate of the 270th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy.
Over the last twenty years, he has been instrumental in the development of staff acting as
Assistant Chief Brian Long
Assistant Chief Brian Long is a 26 year veteran of the Burlington Police Department, currently in command of the Operations Bureau. Assistant Chief Long has previously served in supervisory roles within the Criminal Investigation, Patrol, and Professional Standards Divisions of the police department. He holds a Bachelor's of Applied Science from Mt. Olive University in criminal justice and criminology. He graduated from the 258th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigations' National Academy in 2014.
While serving in the Criminal Investigations Division of the BPD, he served as a task force officer with both the U.S. Secret Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration. He has been involved in the development of staff for over nine years in the role of Legal Update Instructor.
|Interim Chief of Police||Eric Kerns||(336) 229-3540|
|Assistant Chief (Support Bureau)||Chris Gaddis||(336) 229-3543|
|Assistant Chief (Operations Bureau/ Media Relations)||Brian Long||(336) 229-3542|
|Captain (Professional Standards)||Bret Currie||(336) 229-3544|
|Policy and Personnel Specialist
|Kim Biebel||(336) 229-3545|
|Administrative Assistant||Carmita Guaman||(336) 229-3546|