UDC: “We Are Black History”  Alfred Durham

UDC: “We Are Black History” Alfred Durham

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Alfred Durham

UDC Alum – Police Chief, Richmond, Va.

UDC alumnus, Alfred Durham, was appointed the Police Chief in Richmond, VA., on February 2, 2015.  Durham is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and holds an Associates degree in Corrections Administration from the University of the District of Columbia.

After serving four  years  of  active  duty  with  the  United States Marine Corps, he began his law enforcement career with District of Columbia Metropolitan  Police  Department  in  1987.  From 2000-2005, he served as Boating Law Administrator for the District of Columbia. In 2004, he was responsible for the planning and execution of the security operations for the 2005 Presidential Inauguration.

Durham left  the  D.C.  Police Department in 2005  to  serve  as  the  Chief  of  Staff with the Richmond Police Department. In  2007,  Chief  Durham  returned  to  the D.C. Metropolitan  Police  Department  and  was  appointed  to  the  rank  of  Assistant  Chief  of Police, where he served as the Executive Officer of the department. In this role, he was second in command of the police force and was responsible for managing the day-to- day operations  of  the  department.  The  department had a sworn strength of 3,975 officers and 431 civilian personnel and an operating budget of more than $508 million.

In 2014, Chief Durham returned to the Richmond Police Department as a deputy chief in charge of Administrative Services. The next year, he was named chief of police.

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