Jermaine Cherry - Chief of Police

Jermaine Cherry comes to JCSU with 20 years of Law Enforcement experience. His service includes tenure with the Wilson Police Department, East Carolina University Police Department, and NC A&T State University Police Department respectively. Throughout his Law Enforcement career, he has served in several capacities within these agencies.  

During his tenure with East Carolina University Police Department, Cherry developed and implemented a Citizen’s Police Academy, which served as a tool to help foster and enhance understanding and cooperation between the police and campus community. As a supervisor within the Investigation Division and a member of the University’s Threat Assessment Team, Cherry was responsible for assigning/investigating  cases, conducting criminal background checks, and supervising several investigators. Cherry’s most recent role at NC A&T as Major of Operations, entailed overseeing the uniform Patrol Division, Investigations Unit, Community Relations/Crime Prevention activities and serving on numerous university committees. His diverse training and experiences have equipped him to be a well-rounded Law Enforcement official. 

Cherry’s training and certifications are numerous including FBI Hostage Negotiations, Advanced Threat Assessment & Management, Dignitary Protection, Crime Prevention Specialist, Criminal Investigations Certificate, and Management Development. Cherry is a member of the International Associate of Chief of Police (IACP), International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), NC Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, (NCACLEA), and FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI LEEDA).  

Cherry holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Education from Shaw University, and is currently enrolled in a master’s program. 

Cherry and his wife Sharon are the proud parents of four children. 


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