Deputy Chief Betty Stocks began her career with the Concord Police Department in 1990. She is a Concord native, wife, mother and grandmother. Deputy Chief Stocks' decision to become an officer was driven by the impact of drugs and violence in the community. She lived in public housing at the time and wanted to get involved to make a difference.
Deputy Chief Stocks started her career as a patrol officer, and assisted with undercover drug and prostitution operations. In 1993, she was assigned to work in the Sidestown-Shankletown Community as part of the newly formed COP (Community-Oriented Police) Unit. Later in 1995, her interest in working with youth lead her to become a DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Officer and a School Resource Officer. She remained in that assignment until 1999, when she was assigned as the Crime Prevention Specialist.
Following her promotion to the rank of sergeant in 2001, Deputy Chief Stocks was assigned under the Patrol Division and worked in Baker District. She became the supervisor of the Community Services Unit in 2005. In this capacity she supervised the center city officer, school resource officers, worked with many organizations such as neighborhood watch, and community service agencies, taught crime prevention, and managed the department's problem-solving projects. Deputy Chief Stocks was promoted to the rank of captain in 2008, and assigned as police planner.
Deputy Chief Stocks' education and training consists of an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, a Bachelor's of Arts in Criminal Justice from Barber-Scotia College in 1999, and a Master's of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2005. She also holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate and a General Instructor Certificate from the State of North Carolina.
Deputy Chief Stocks has served the community in many ways over the course of her career. Currently, she participates in the City of Concord Neighborhood Program, is a member of the Logan Community Advisory Board, a member of the United Way Citizens Review Committee, chairperson of MLK Planning Committee- Concord-Cabarrus, NC and a board member of the Cabarrus Habitat for Humanity. She is a life long member of Grace Lutheran Church, Concord and a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.
Deputy Chief Stocks has received many awards for her service to the community, which include:
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009- 2015 - City of Concord Neighborhood Liaison Awards
2007 - Martin Luther King, Jr. "Keeper of the Dream" Award
2007 - Logan Community Appreciation Award
2008 - Stokes Lodge #32 A.F. & A.M. Outstanding Service Award
2010 - Lambda Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha - Woman of Distinction Award
2014 - Logan Optimist Club - Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award
2016 - NAACP President's Award
Deputy Chief Stocks strongly believes in police-community partnerships. "I truly enjoy working with the community and being able to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve."