Cassandra Deck-Brown is the current Chief of Police for Raleigh, NC. She is the first Africa-American woman to hold this position. She is a 25 year veteran of the Raleigh Police Department. Upon joining in 1987, she worked her way through the ranks and was made detective in 1994, Sergeant in 1997, Lieutenant in 20002, Captain in 2003, and Major in 2006, when she assumed leadership of the Police Departments Administrative Services Division. She was promoted to Deputy Chief in 2011 and became Chief of Police October 1, 2011.