Greensboro Police Department Promotes Two to Deputy Chief, Four to Captain Today

Richard Whisenant
"GREENSBORO, NC (May 4, 2015) – In a ceremony in City Council Chambers today at 2 p.m., the Greensboro Police Department will formally promote six officers to positions of increased responsibility. 

Advancing to the rank of Deputy Chief are Brian James and Richard Whisenant.
A 19-year veteran of GPD, James assumes command of the Support Bureau, which includes the Operational Support Division, Special Operations Division, and the Forensic Services Division.
Whisenant, who joined GPD in 1988, assumes command of the Investigative Bureau, which includes the Criminal Investigations Division and Vice/Narcotics Division.

Being promoted to Captain are: Nathaniel Davis, Jonathan Franks, Pam McAdoo-Rogers, and John Thompson.

Davis came to GPD in 1996 after serving with the Granville County Sheriff’s Department. He will assume command of Patrol Division 1.

Brian James
Franks joined GPD in 1995 after brief stints with three other local police departments. He is assigned as the Commander of the Patrol Operations Division.

McAdoo-Rogers, a 29-year veteran with GPD, assumes command of Patrol Division 4.

Thompson, who joined the department in 2003, is assigned as the Commanding Officer of Resource Management Division.

 “These promotions represent an exciting time for our department,” stated Police Chief Wayne Scott. “Each of these officers brings her or her own set of skills to their new roles. They are well-prepared for their new duties, and will serve our city well.”
As a result of these appointments, Deputy Chief Brain Cheek moves from the Support Bureau to the Management Bureau, and Captain Shon Barnes moves from commanding Patrol Division 1 (formerly Central Division) to commanding the Operational Support Bureau.

To find out more about the promotees, read their bios at

 These promotions support Chief Scott’s strategy of recruiting and retaining qualified employees, with a focus on diversity."

- A Press Release

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