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. 

Meet Our Chiefs:

Chief of Police Brian Long

3 Ast Chief B LongBrian Long is serving as the Chief of Police for the City of Burlington. A 26 year veteran of the Burlington Police Department, Chief Long has served in many roles in the department. He 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. Chief Long has served on the boards of several local organizations and is an active community member both personally and professionally. Currently, he serves on the Board of the United Way of Alamance County and of the Alamance Community College Alumni Board. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Police Executive Research Forum.

Chief Long has also been a leader in implementing Intelligence Lead Policing practices within the department. Intelligence Lead Policing is a harm reduction strategy that combats disparate impacts on neighborhoods in the city by focusing on intelligence to zero in on the individuals that are causing the most harm in the community. Chief Long has spent much of his career advocating for innovation in law enforcement’s role in responding to people in mental health crises. During his tenure at the BPD, he has been a leader in implementing the Mental Health Co-responder model. The model partners law enforcement officers with trained mental health providers and has been shown to drastically improve outcomes.

Assistant Chief Alan Balog

Operations Bureau

Alan BalogAssistant Chief Alan Balog is a 17-year veteran of the law enforcement and currently in command of the Operations Bureau. He has previously served in supervisory roles within the Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Professional Standards Divisions of the department. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s Degree in Public Safety Leadership and Administration from Arizona State University. He is a graduate of the 74th Session of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police and the 445th Session of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command. Currently, he serves on the Board of Family Abuse Services of Alamance County and is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum. He was the 2019 North Carolina Police Executive of the Year.

Assistant Chief Balog remains focused on the implementation of evidence-based policing to improve public safety and community trust in the Burlington Police Department, particularly through the prevention of violent crime and drug overdoses.

Administrative Staff

Title Name Phone
Chief of Police Brian Long (336) 229-3540
Assistant Chief (Operations Bureau) Alan Balog (336) 229-3542
Administration Captain Chris Smith (336) 536-6166
Policy and Personnel Specialist
Accreditation Manager
Kim Biebel (336) 229-3545
Public Information Officer Emily Adkins (336) 229-3107
Administrative Assistant Carmita Guaman (336) 229-3546