Carl Peed '69
Attorney General John Ashcroft has appointed Carl Peed to be the executive director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).
"Carl is a strong leader," Ashcroft said. "He did a fine job running the Juvenile Justice agency in Virginia, and I know he will lead the COPS office with the same integrity and energy."
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is the federal office responsible for advancing community policing.
Peed served as the director of Juvenile Justice for the Commonwealth of Virginia. As leader fo a statewide agency, he managed 2,700 employees and a $237 million budget. He was responsible for developing policy and providing administrative oversight for 38 regional offices and more than 110 local and state facilities.
Prior to his work for the state of Virginia, Peed served as sheriff of Fairfax County, Va. for 10 years.
Peed has served as a consultant to the National Sheriff's Association, the American Correctional Association and the Department of Justice. He has also testified as an expert witness in federal court, Congress and the Virginia General Assembly.
From 1972 to 1974, Peed was assistant basketball coach at UNCP.
An outstanding basketball player at UNCP, Peed is a past winner of the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Updated: Thursday, September 2, 2004
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