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The Fayetteville Police Department is comprised of many different people, all brought together for one common goal: serving the community of Fayetteville and keeping the citizens safe. Every officer has a unique story to tell. Learn why these officers chose the Fayetteville Police Department in the testimonials below.
Officer Robert DeShields
"I have always wanted to become a police officer for as long as I could remember. Wearing a badge was in the blood. My father was and still is in law enforcement back home. The reason why I decided to be an officer in Fayetteville was because I decided to make Fayetteville my home. The friends I have made and the family I have started here became the people I wanted to protect. Now as an officer, I can protect and serve those who can’t speak, fight, or defend themselves."
Officer Andrew Poole
"My older brother became a police officer with FPD while I was still in college. Seeing him up on that stage getting his badge pinned on him by his wife made me realize that this is where I want to be. I applied for FPD and moved along in the hiring process. I became a pre-hire and then the academy started. Though the academy was rigorous, nothing would stop me from having my brother pin my badge on me. Graduation day finally came and my brother pinned my badge on me. Both of us stood side by side in uniform surrounded by family and friends. Those memories will last a lifetime."
Officer Katie Valentine
"I felt led to be a Police Officer. I had always wanted to serve my community in some way. When I met other Officers that work for the Fayetteville Police Department, they encouraged me to apply. I had been working at a grocery store for many years and was very unhappy. I was unable to pay for school and heard that Fayetteville had its own academy. I prayed about it for a while and applied. I actually got denied once and it drove me to apply again a few months later. Never quitting, I am now a Detective in Property Crimes. You have to go through the Valley to Climb the Mountain."
"From a young age, I always wanted to be a police officer. Growing up, I watched old western movies with my grandfather and I always admired the characters who portrayed law enforcement officers. My grandparents knew this about me so they bought me toy guns and sheriff’s clothing to wear so I could chase my sister around the house and somewhat fulfill my dreams as a child. During my preschool graduation, each student was dressed like the desired profession they choose to be when they grew up. I stood up in front of the crowd to proudly say, “My name is Candice Snyder and I want to be a Cop!” I wanted to work with others who were in need or who needed help but were not sure where to find it. Fayetteville Police Department has provided me with that opportunity."
Officer Daniel Edmonds
"My father has been with the Police Department since before I was born, so I have grown up running through the halls or sitting at his desk and listening to old war stories. The more I listened, the more I became intrigued with the lifestyle of being a cop; I thought it was amazing how strangers from all walks of life could come together day in and day out and instill a certain level of trust that can only be described as a family. That is what made me want to join this particular department, because out of all the other departments in North Carolina, this is the only one that makes me feel like I’m part of a family. It has made me feel that way when I was younger and still does."