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Alumnus Named Assistant Police Chief

Terrence Sembly

Terrence Sembly, ’87, veteran law enforcement officer, has moved up the ranks to assistant police chief of the Durham Police Department.

Prior to his appointment, Sembly served as commander of the Organized Crime Division of Durham’s District Four, among other leadership roles.

Previously, he served as captain and lieutenant of the Durham Police Department. He joined the organization in 1997 after working for the Duke University and Carrboro Police Departments.

Sembly also serves on NCCU’s Department of Criminal Justice’s Advisory Board.

Sembly earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from NCCU and a master’s degree in leadership and organizational change from Pfeiffer University. He also completed course work at North Carolina State University’s Administrative Officers Management Program.


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