100 E. Police Plaza
Greensboro, NC 27401
Chief of Police
The Chief of Police directs and is responsible for the control of all police department operations in accordance with ordinances, policies and regulations established by the City of Greensboro and the City Manager. The Chief of Police reports to the Assistant City Manager for Public Safety and Human Resources. The Chief of Police directly supervises four Deputy Chiefs of Police, Executive Officer to the Chief of Police, Executive Assistant to the Executive Officer, Public Information Officer, and the Professional Standards Division. Currently, GPD is headed by Police Chief, Brian James.
The Greensboro Police Department's two attorneys provide legal assistance and counsel to the Chief of Police in the formulation of policies, procedures, administration of discipline, and the daily operation of the department. The attorneys provide training and legal updates to employees. They also represent GPD in court.
Executive Officer to the Chief of Police
The Executive Officer to the Chief of Police prepares special reports and handles administrative concerns as directed by the Chief of Police. The Executive Officer provides direct assistance to the Chief of Police in the overall administration of the department’s operation, develops work plans for the department and directs and controls the operational and the administrative activities of all personnel under his/her command. The Executive Officer formulates and executes command decisions relative to special and routine police problems within his/her scope of authority.
Professional Standards Division
The Professional Standards Division performs administrative investigations within the Department and provides internal control support for the Chief of Police.
The Public Information Officer is responsible for establishing positive and productive relationships with the public and news media outlets. This office is responsible for releasing information to the public as directed by the Chief of Police. This office is also responsible for developing and implementing programs that serve to publicize the positive aspects of the Police Department’s efforts in serving the public interest. Ron Glenn is the Public Information Officer and can be reached at 336-574-4002 Mondays through Fridays from 8 am to 5 pm.
Office of Community Engagement
The Office of Community Engagement team is charged with developing new programs and services to engage all communities in Greensboro. It is a bridge between the Greensboro Police Department and the community, with information flowing both ways. The office will also continue to coordinate police/community dialogue sessions, National Night Out, Operation PASS, and Operation Yuletide. Jenny Caviness manages this section. She can be reached at 336-373-2733 Mondays through Fridays from 8 am to 5 pm.