Greensboro Hires New Police Chief
The city of Greensboro has selected a new Chief of Police.
Deputy Chief Brian L. James will assume his new role as police chief on February 1. The 49-year-old Greensboro native will succeed Wayne Scott, who is retiring at the end of this month.
Greensboro City Manager David Parrish said in a news release that James was selected following a national search and extensive interview process.
James joined the Greensboro force in 1996. He's worked in a number of department branches including the Criminal Investigations Division and Police Neighborhood Resource Center. He currently serves as the Bureau Commander of the Patrol Division.
James is a graduate of Page High School and North Carolina A&T. He also attended the Administrative Officer’s Management program at NC State.
James said in a statement he is humbled and honored to be selected as Chief of Police in his hometown.