UDC: “We Are Black History” Alfred Durham
UDC: “We Are Black History”
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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