Debra Duncan - Interim Chief of Police
Debra Duncan began her law enforcement career as a patrol officer in May 1980 in High Point, North Carolina.
She worked her way up through the ranks and served in almost every division of the police department including patrol, investigations, and crime stoppers.
In 1997 she was reassigned from patrol lieutenant to the Chief’s administrative assistant, which led to her promotion to patrol commander in 1998. She was the first woman in High Point to achieve the rank of captain.
Debra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice and Policies and a Master of Science degree in Adult Education. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and several other management schools. She has been published twice in Police Chief Magazine.
In July 2001 Debra was appointed Chief of Police for Virginia Tech University where she implemented several community policing initiatives. In July 2006 Debra was appointed Chief of Police for the City of Monroe where she served honorably until her retirement in September 2013. She was elected to the Monroe City Council in October 2013 and is a student at Charlotte School of Law pursuing a Juris Doctor. Debra continues to be a sworn police officer serving as a reserve police officer in Monroe.