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Meet Harold Medlock

Harold Medlock, Chief of Police, Fayetteville
Harold Medlock, retired Fayetteville Chief of Police

Chief Harold Medlock served as Chief of Police of the Fayetteville Police Department (FPD) for nearly four years, retiring in January 2017.  During his tenure with FPD, he led the department in securing Body Worn Cameras for the department with grant funding from the BJA Body-Worn Camera Grant Program. He served over two decades with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department; promoting to Deputy Chief in 2008. He served as National Special Security Event (NSSE) Co-Chair for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Chief Medlock earned an MBA degree from Pfeiffer University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute, the FBI National Academy and the Senior Management Institute for Police.  

Chief Medlock actively served on a number of law enforcement and social issue boards including the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission, the North Carolina Police Executives Association, the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission and the N.C. Commission for Racial and Ethnic Disparity. He presented written and verbal testimony for the President’s Task Force for 21st Century Policing. 

Chief Medlock currently serves as the Associate Monitor for Accountability and Transparency for the Chicago Police Department Consent Decree. He serves a Subject Matter Expert and Strategic Site Liaison for several Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) projects including Strategic Policing Initiative, Public Safety Partnership, Project Safe Neighborhood and Body Worn Cameras.

Join YWCA Central Carolinas’ CEO Kirsten Sikkelee in a conversation with Harold Medlock, Thursday, November 12 at 6pm

We will learn about an intervention he implemented when he was Chief to reduce disparities in traffic stops in the Fayetteville community. This conversation will provide a deeper understanding of how Chief Medlock reduced disparities and increased trust and transparency with the community by eliminating stops for equipment violations and led his officers to focus on those traffic issues which reduce physical injuries and deaths due to traffic-related offenses. 

Attendees will walk away educated on one innovative intervention and with more awareness of the issue of traffic stop disparities.

View our virtual forum on our YouTube channel.