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stormtrooper76 Feb 1, 7:45 p.m.
Congrats Chief Brown! You are more than qualified and it's refreshing to see that you've earned this promotion by working your way up the ranks within the department.
Kudos to Raleigh for NOT hiring a rent-a-chief that skips around from department to department after they screw it up!
Other police agencies need to follow suit.
LocalYokel Feb 1, 9:08 a.m.
NCHighlander, It doesn't take an act of God to pull over bad drivers and give them a citation and take them to jail - that's just good police work.
djofraleigh Jan 31, 6:16 p.m.
Folks, race & gender are issues when hiring the face of a city's police department. I expect soon Raleigh will have a chief with a Hispanic name. That doesn't mean this new chief isn't qualified in any way. All one has to be is qualified, not the best. Who knows who is best. Raleigh PD had one problem, the rank & file were unhappy with the objective evaluation system. This new chief has solved that morale problem. She will do fine, I think.
By the three choice method, and from what I saw of the two out-of-town candidates, the city got the support of the existing officers for she was surely preferable to either of those two unknowns. Smart move. I think LEO morale was primary concern of the city.
Promote from within to maintain status quo -- why change?
The school board did the same to get rid of Tata and make teachers/administrators happy. They don't want change, except back to what has been going on.
Change is uncomfortable, scary and the status quo is inert.
NCHighlander Jan 31, 5:57 p.m.
Chief, Cleanse our roads of bad drivers and you will be a hero!
She got the Chief's job. She ain't God!
westernwake1 Jan 31, 4:38 p.m.
"Let us please recognize Chief Deck-Brown's abilities, knowledge and experience. She has complete control over what she can learn and none whatsoever on her gender or skinshade. In other words these traits do not define a person - they are just incidental. She has demonstrated that she is a very capable "law enforcement officer" and her success should be entirely ascribed to her ability." - Conservative
Well stated! I expect that Chief Deck-Brown will do an excellent job.
BRIAN0705196743 Jan 31, 4:35 p.m.
She may be very qualified. Can anyone guarantee me affirmitive action policies were not used in this case?
mojridingrb Jan 31, 3:59 p.m.
"If you had followed the story the other two candidates they were interviewing were African Americans also."
hmmm I am certain there were no white applicants that applied that were more qualified then the 3 finalists or maybe none applied at all.
wakemom Jan 31, 3:43 p.m.
I constantly read comments on and how many of you say that you are not racist. I just cannot tell!
csw Jan 31, 3:40 p.m.
I don't understand where all the comments about affirmative action is coming from. If you had followed the story the other two candidates they were interviewing were African Americans also.
Conservative Jan 31, 3:33 p.m.
Let us please recognize Chief Deck-Brown's abilities, knowledge and experience. She has complete control over what she can learn and none whatsoever on her gender or skinshade. In other words these traits do not define a person - they are just incidental. She has demonstrated that she is a very capable "law enforcement officer" and her success should be entirely ascribed to her ability.
MajorLeagueinfidel Jan 31, 3:32 p.m.
As physical fitness isn't a requirement for Police Officers currently employed by agencies in NC there is no reason that would be used against her in the process.
She met or exceeded the criteria used in the process and got selected.
issymayake Jan 31, 3:32 p.m.
It's sad that even when a woman/person of color is obviously qualified and experienced; people still think they are getting a job based on affirmative action.
Well dummies, affirmative action never leads you to become chief of anything. Quite the contrary if she wasn't qualified she probably would have never been chosen to lead anything in the department. A-A doesn't put you charge; it works to get you in the door.
silly silly sad unfortunate people.
mac5535 Jan 31, 3:22 p.m.
A very good person and a good cop. She will do well. She is respected by the Police Dept. and she is an insider which is needed.
She does not deserve the negative comments.
LocalYokel Jan 31, 3:19 p.m.
Chief, Cleanse our roads of bad drivers and you will be a hero!
Karmageddon Jan 31, 3:07 p.m.
"I could be wrong here, but this is clearly not a case of a double minority getting a job over more qualified candidates"
I wasn't implying that it was but due to out-of-control political correctness, that's the way it will be perceived.
apennyforyourthoughts.....You're entitled your opinion....no matter how naive
Dale Jan 31, 3:06 p.m.
She is educated and a hard working person who just so happens to be black and a woman. Why do some of you have such issues with this, oh that’s right that backwards non-logical thinking, the white is right mentality. Affirmative action has nothing to do with this, the best person who happens to be a woman who also happens to be black was chosen. I hate people that like to hide behind computer screens with fake names and probably email addresses attached to them spewing negative comments. Get over yourself already.
mojridingrb Jan 31, 3:00 p.m.
"Why is this not surprising?
Another affirmative action appointment."
and you get labeled racist if you beleive that
kimisufu Jan 31, 2:57 p.m.
Some of you are acting like she didn't even go to the police academy and still got appointed.
Pleasepostmycomments Jan 31, 2:54 p.m.
Why is this not surprising?
Another affirmative action appointment.
You hit the nail on the head!!!!!!!1
rindyelvis Jan 31, 2:53 p.m.
Congratulations Chief! I am so happy for you. Of course there are remarks on here full of hatred and jealousy, but you did it, you put in 25 years, you know the police force and YOU deserve. All the wannabes had to bring out the race. I am thrilled to see a black woman reach the top. God bless.
connieleigh4 Jan 31, 2:52 p.m.
Conservative Jan 31, 2:49 p.m.
Chief - Congratulations and wish you all the best in your new job!
ncdime1235 Jan 31, 2:48 p.m.
Congratulations Deck-Brown! My husband is a Raleigh officer and feels she deserves the position and I agree. She's been doing the job, so no better choice for it. Some people will just die ignorant.
kimisufu Jan 31, 2:36 p.m.
I could be wrong here, but this is clearly not a case of a double minority getting a job over more qualified candidates. She has an advanced degree, years of experience, and is the current interim.
apennyforyourthoughts Jan 31, 2:22 p.m.
I'm sure Deck-Brown could care less about the small minded remarks given here on the forum. After all, they're the ones with the problem, not her. CONGRATULATIONS Chief!
The Favorite Jan 31, 2:14 p.m.
Well hen you have what she has going for her it was a hands down decision. Sad that factors outside of ability and experience are lesser deciding factors. A deputy cheif from Dallas and the Chief of Richmond.....comeon now!
johnny2times Jan 31, 2:11 p.m.
mmtlash Jan 31, 2:09 p.m.
Walkin Man Jan 31, 2:06 p.m.
What a surprise.
lovetheheels Jan 31, 1:58 p.m.
Here is a woman that has worked her way through the ranks of one of the most thankless jobs, earned a solid, advanced education and continues to exhibit the true, humble character of a leader. All the snide, racist comments here are a small-minded, ugly minority compared to the dozens of positive ones. Well done, Chief Deck-Brown and congratulations!
Karmageddon Jan 31, 1:56 p.m.
She might be the most qualified person in the world for the job but it will always be the consesus that she got it for the other two reasons. Political correctness has swung so far that it actually hurts the people it was inteded to help.
lynchb01 Jan 31, 1:56 p.m.
Congratulations to her! I am sure she earned that Title and position!
Honesty first Jan 31, 1:55 p.m.
If this was a good decision my our City Manager, it very may have been his first. Best of luck to the new Chief.
HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Jan 31, 1:48 p.m.
Everybody knows the only reasons she got the job. And I am not scared to say it. Being black and a woman is why she got the job!!!!!
Are you insinuating being a black woman should automatically disqualify her? Having a job, working every day, getting promoted unlike so many others do every day. She wasn't out stealing, "ballin'", hustlin' her way through life. Pretty narrow minded approach you have there.
37 year old white male here btw.
outdoor592000 Jan 31, 1:39 p.m.
Good for her..............now get tough on those crimnals.
Sherlock Jan 31, 1:31 p.m.
Very good choice, she can move our department forward. I will enjoy working for her.
Duke _Nukem Jan 31, 1:27 p.m.
I'm a Raleigh Officer and I don't think you'll find anyone that objects to her getting the job. I like it when they hire outside the department, but this time I support the decision. Congrats Chief Deck-Brown, see you at work.
catwoman2 Jan 31, 1:25 p.m.
Congratulations Chief Deck-Brown!!!
Felton23 Jan 31, 1:23 p.m.
intuit Jan 31, 1:07 p.m.
thinlady1 Jan 31, 1:06 p.m.
Congratulations Chief Deck-Brown
husk8corn Jan 31, 1:06 p.m.
Best of Luck.
methinks Jan 31, 1:05 p.m.
"Deck-Brown joined the Raleigh Police Department in 1987 and worked her way up the ranks as a detective in 1994, sergeant in 1997, lieutenant in 2002, captain in 2003 and major in 2006, when she assumed leadership of the police department's Administrative Services Division."
Looks to me she took it step by step and rank by rank. She earned it no matter sex or race.
eightbal1962 Jan 31, 1:00 p.m.
Congratulations!! You worked hard. You have proven yourself. Good job. God Bless.
drisley Jan 31, 12:58 p.m.
if race doesn't matter, of what importance is it that she is black?
Sarge Jan 31, 12:58 p.m.
"Instead of the doughnut shop, we might see her alot over at Bojangles."
Cheap shot considering we can't see your picture. Would you say that to her face or only as you hide behind a keyboard?
malex124 Jan 31, 12:49 p.m.
Congratulations to the RPD for getting it right! Hire from within looks like she earned the promotion. @xyzzy really is that all you can speak on is the uniform? @Golo1950 Really? No,she didn't because she did that when she first joined the force.
snossg1 Jan 31, 12:48 p.m.
I had the privilege of meeting her last month and I was very impressed. She is a humble leader with a lot of experience and wisdom.
Skywatch_NC Jan 31, 12:46 p.m.
Congratulations Chief Deck-Brown! :) Wish you the very best in your new job position! :)
prodigalrn Jan 31, 12:34 p.m.
Good thing she didn't have to run the 40 yard dash to get this job!
January 31, 2013 12:15 p.m.
Ouch! That's gonna leave a mark.
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03