Joel T. Cranford
Deputy Chief Joel T. Cranford began his career with the Greensboro Police Department in April 1995. He is currently the Commander of the Management Bureau and was previously Commander of the Professional Standards Division.
His tours of duty in the Investigative Support Division have included serving on the Tactical Team, Tactical Special Enforcement Team, and the Canine Unit. Cranford has also served in the Western and Central Divisions, and as Executive Officer of the Research, Planning and Development Division and Commanding Officer of Central Division.