Sherry Herman leads the criminal justice technologies and latent evidence concentration. Her professional training in crime analysis applications, criminal intelligence analysis, criminal investigation analysis, gang awareness, and crime scene investigations have prepared her to teach all aspects of the criminal justice system. Formerly a Certified Criminal and Intelligence Analyst for Hickory Police Department, in Hickory, North Carolina, Herman has developed courses and techniques that aide criminal justice professionals in their daily activity with better proficiency. Her approach to hands-on-training in the classroom promotes team work along with a better understanding of legal definitions as they apply in a courtroom situation. From 1999 to 2004, Herman worked with the District Attorney's Office in the 25th Judicial District in Burke County, North Carolina. During her term, she held various professional memberships that assisted the court system to prosecute cases and assist the community, including:
She earned a Master of Criminal Justice degree from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned a Bachelor of Science (Criminal Justice) from Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina, where she graduated magna cum laude, and she earned an associate degree (Criminal Justice) from Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, North Carolina, where she received Phi Theta Kappa status for academic excellence. Along with her professional and educational credentials, she holds academic memberships with the International Honor Society-Phi Theta Kappa (Alpha Gamma Mu), National Dean's List, and National Honor Society. Contact Sherry Herman at (828) 327-7000, ext. 4050 or email@example.com
In a law enforcement career that spanned four decades at the Hickory Police Department, Hunt rose from rookie police officer in 1975 to criminal investigator and later became the first African-American commander to retire from the force. He developed many community policing initiatives, including directing the Community Service PACT patrol, initiating a Citizens Police Academy and serving on the Juvenile Minority Sensitivity Training Advisory Committee for the North Carolina Department of Justice.
He retired from the Hickory Police Department in 2004 and accepted an instructor position at Catawba Valley Community College in the Criminal Justice Program. He later served as Director of the college’s Public Safety Training Program. He is currently the Executive Director of the college’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, since 2008. In addition to that, he became the Chief of Staff for Safety, Security and Health in 2016.
After earning an AAS in criminal justice at Western Piedmont Community College and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Lees-McRae College, Hunt earned an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate, the highest award earned in law enforcement.
Mr. Hunt was appointed to the Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission in 2008. He is also very active in his church and respected in his community.
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Retired Deputy Chief of Police Clyde Deal joined the Hickory Police Department in February of 1985 as a police officer. As a Sergeant, he assisted in the implementation of the pilot project that introduced community based policing to the city. In October 1989, he became the first Sergeant of the original PACT (Police and Community Together) which formed the basis for city wide community based policing, an initiative that began in 1994. Upon promotion to Lieutenant in August 1996, he served as Commander of Baker PACT and then as Commander of David PACT. In August 2000, Deal was promoted to Captain and served as the Commander of the Patrol Division. Captain Deal was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police in January 2009. His educational background includes an AAS in Business Administration from Catawba Valley Community College and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Gardner Webb University. He has continued with graduate studies at the University of Virginia. Deal is a graduate of the 195th Session of the FBI National Academy. Retired Deputy Chief of Police, Deal is a member of the international Association Chiefs of Police and the North Carolina Police Executive Association.
Special Agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI) for almost four years and possesses a working knowledge of the criminal justice field. Maggie received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Appalachian State University. Maggie primarily serves as a crime scene agent for the Northwestern District of the NCSBI. Maggie provides crime scene assistance to thirteen counties in the northwestern region of North Carolina. Along with her crime scene duties, Maggie serves as the general criminal agent for Avery County, North Carolina. Maggie has worked criminal cases to include child sex abuse, child abuse, embezzlements, larcenies, felony assaults, officer involved shootings, death in custodies, homicides, and excessive force cases. Below is a list of some of the training she has acquired:
Seth Bailey is a Criminal Justice Instructor at Catawba Valley Community College and Hickory Career and Arts Magnet High School. He has a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Northcentral University, and has received a Certificate in Forensic Nursing from the University of California. Seth is a retired detective from the Lincoln County Sheriff's office. He also is an RN with ten years of emergency room experience and was a medical examiner for Lincoln County for three years.
Mr. Cerda was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from high school he enlisted in the US Navy and retired from the Navy serving 20 years. His rating (military occupational specialty) was "Legalman." Legalman are paralegals to Naval attorneys in the Judge Advocate General Corps known as JAGC Officers. Mr. Cerda served at Naval Legal Service Offices on shore duty and as the sole legal advisor to the Commanding Officer for all legal matters while on sea duty when stationed aboard ships. During his active duty career, he attained a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from St. Leo University through the Navy's college education program. After retirement from active duty, Mr. Cerda served as a Naval Science Instructor in the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps teaching Naval history, military customs and traditions, and military drill to high school student-cadets at St. Stephens High School, Hickory, NC. In 2012, Mr. Cerda graduated from Appalachian State University with a Master of Arts in Criminology. He is a member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and Veteran of Foreign Wars veteran services organizations and a consultant on a current initiative to establish a Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) through the US Department of Justice in the NC 25th Prosecutorial District (Catawba, Burke, and Caldwell). Mr. Cerda resides in Catawba County with his wife Karen, a licensed NC Educator Literacy Specialist, his precious one-year-old daughter, Freyja, and their ever faithful dog, Popeye.
Frances Morris is a native of western North Carolina and holds an Associates of Applied Science and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Frances worked for the Asheville Police Department in 2001 as a Crime Scene Technician and was responsible for processing crime scenes ranging from property crimes to violent crimes against persons. Frances responsibility was managing the lab for six years, including latent processing and comparisons and facilitating evidence submissions to the State Crime Lab and to the FBI for complex analysis.
In 2008, Frances began assisting with the Cold Case Unit and was responsible for reviewing and processing evidence from cold case homicides and submissions for new analysis. Frances is a member of the International Association for Identification and holds her Basic Crime Scene Certificate from the IAI. She is also a member of International Association for Bloodstain Pattern Analysts, the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction. Frances has over 800 hours of training in various forensic disciplines. During her tenure, she received eight awards for outstanding performance including an Excellence in Public Service award from the City of Asheville.
Susan Wind is a college professor who has taught, designed, and implemented Criminal Justice Courses throughout the US for the past fifteen years. She has worked in different entities of the criminal justice system. For the past twelve years, she has been doing consulting work with financial institutions all over the US, providing training on cybercrimes and security topics (i.e., money laundering, identity theft, ATM/debit card thefts, fraud, bank robbery, active shooters, social media, etc.). For the past four years, she has been conducting research and offering programs to local businesses on cyber-bullying and social media awareness. Susan has published numerous articles on this topic and has developed curriculum for schools to implement in their training programs.