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Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown. Brown is a 1987 graduate of East Carolina Univesity and the first African-American woman to lead the department.

Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown. Brown is a 1987 graduate of East Carolina Univesity and the first African-American woman to lead the department.

ECU grad named Raleigh police chief

By Katherine Ayers

The Daily Reflector

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An East Carolina University graduate recently became the first black female police chief in Raleigh history.

Cassandra Deck-Brown, who graduated from ECU in 1987 with a criminal justice major and social work minor, was promoted from deputy chief Feb. 1. Following a nationwide search, she was selected from a pool of 48 applicants.


Deck-Brown, who’s been with the department since her graduation, said she didn’t originally intend to become an officer and completed a college internship in probation and parole in Pitt County.

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Racist and Sexist

Who cares if she is black or female? She's human. If she is qualified for the job, then great! Congrats.

Proud for the ECU grad

Best of success to her in her role, maybe we will regret we didn't have her in Greenville, but Raleigh will have an awesome individual who will serve diligently. Congrats.

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