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White named deputy chief of WSSU Police and Public Safety department

Kelly White, a native of Hertford, North Carolina, has joined Winston-Salem State University’s Police and Public Safety department as deputy chief.

White has over 20 years of experience as a law enforcement officer and public servant in North Carolina. Most recently, he served as a major of support services with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Police Department, a role he has held since 2005.   

“We are glad to welcome Deputy Chief White to the team,” said Chief Amir Henry, director and chief of police at WSSU. “I believe his higher education background will be an asset to this department as we continue to create a safe and secure campus and engage positively with our on-campus constituents.”

Deputy Chief Kelly White

During his tenure at NC A&T, White led the day-to-day management of the university’s police department, providing overall direction and coordination of police operations and advisory support to senior administrators. His responsibilities included directing operations during critical incidents, operational planning, and serving as second in command to the chief of police. White led the planning operations for high profile events such as President Obama’s visit to NC A&T in 2016.

White was selected to serve as the interim police chief at Elizabeth City State University in 2013. He also served as the interim police chief at North Carolina Central University in January 2020.  While there, he was responsible for providing leadership and direction for both university police departments. He was also an advisor to Elizabeth City State University’s chancellor.

White serves on the board for the North Carolina Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. He is also the regional director for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Law Enforcement Executives and Administrators Association. White completed the FBI-LEEDA Management Development Course, FBI Command Leadership Course, and the Law Enforcement Executive Program at North Carolina State University, just to name a few. He served as the University of North Carolina System coordinator for the state’s Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT), where he was responsible for training university, county and municipal officers in the most advanced methods on responding to an active shooter situation.   

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