The Durham Police Department recently promoted one captain, one lieutenant, five sergeants and eight corporals.
Regarding district 3, Robert E. Gaddy Jr. was promoted from lieutenant to captain and will be the new commander of District 3, which covers western and southwestern Durham. Capt. Gaddy, a native of Washington, D.C., joined the Durham Police Department in 1995 and is a graduate of North Carolina Central University. He served as a patrol officer, vice investigator and a member of the Selective Enforcement Team (SET). As a corporal, he served on the Gang Unit and the Highway Interdiction Team. He was a sergeant with the District 1 High Enforcement Abatement Team (HEAT) and served as assistant commander/lieutenant in District 4 and the Criminal Investigations Division. His most recent assignment was as assistant commander of the Special Operations Division. Capt. Gaddy is second vice president of the North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and recently received the 2015 Mark Tucker Memorial Award from the FOP for outstanding service.
Tammy Restrepo was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant and will serve as the A Squad watch commander. Lt. Restrepo, a native of Albany, N.Y., served in the U.S. Army before joining the Durham Police Department in 1999. Lt. Restrepo has served as a patrol officer, a bicycle officer and a member of the Community Resource Unit. She served as a corporal and sergeant in Uniform Patrol. She also served as a corporal in the Criminal Investigations Division and her most recent assignment was as a sergeant in the Recruiting Unit.
A promotions ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 17 at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, 504 West Chapel Hill Street. The ceremony will recognize four captains, six lieutenants, 10 sergeants, 15 corporals and two non-sworn employees who have been promoted since September 2014.
(Note: The Durham Police Department’s rank structure is in the following order (from highest to lowest): Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant, Corporal/Master Officer and Officer).