posted on June 25, 2014 11:02
Huntersville Police Captain Barry Graham was recognized earlier today by the Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg with the Roosevelt Wilson Vocational Service Award for “dedicated and loyal service.” A Huntersville resident and Town of Huntersville sworn officer for the last 17 years, Captain Graham has a reputation of being a “go to guy” that can help problem solve most issues within the Huntersville Police Department. He truly is a servant leader that focuses on those around him, both citizens and coworkers.
While you may not have heard of Captain Graham (pictured with North Meck Rotary President David Keith), if you live in Huntersville, chances are that you have heard or seen Captain Graham. Graham is the voice of the Town’s emergency alert calls and has been the spokesperson for the Department.
Having served in most of the Police Department’s divisions, Graham is very well versed in all aspects of policing. Not long after joining the department, Graham served as the Town’s first School Resource Officer. Graham now oversees the Support Services Bureau, which contains the school resource program as well as other community education and community relations programs and services. The Bureau also includes investigations and crime analysis.
When asked about Captain Graham, a local resident said, “Captain Graham puts his heart into each position he has served. When he served as a school resource officer, he helped many students and parents with direction and encouragement. There are young adults today that remember their school resource officer, Officer Graham or "OG," as being a constant in their life and greeting them each day with his positive "can do" attitude. His presence of service has made a difference in the town of Huntersville.”
Captain Graham joined the Town of Huntersville Police Department in 1997 as a police officer. He rose through the ranks serving as an Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant and, now, Captain. Graham began his law enforcement career in 1994 with the Biltmore Forest Police Department in Asheville, NC. He has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Central Piedmont Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Western Carolina University. He has earned both Intermediate and Advanced Law Enforcement Certifications from the NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards Division.