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Command Staff

IMG_0333 retouched Chief Alvin Coley

Chief Alvin L. Coley began his law enforcement career with the North Carolina Highway Patrol in 1986, after serving four years in the United States Army. He obtained the rank of E-4 and was honorably discharged in 1986 to pursue his law enforcement career. During his career with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol he served in various roles throughout the organization including, lead defensive tactics instructor, personnel manager and collision reconstructionist.

Chief Coley became a General Instructor in 1993 and a Specialized Subject Control Arrest Techniques Instructor in 1996. Chief Coley ascended the ranks of the Patrol being promoted to Sergeant Training Academy, First Sergeant Headquarters, Lieutenant Troop C, Raleigh, Captain Special Operations, Raleigh and Major of Field Operations, Headquarters, Raleigh in 2011. Chief Coley honorably retired from the North Carolina Highway Patrol in 2012 with over 30 years of creditable service.

Chief Coley was sworn in as Chief of Sharpsburg Police Department in August 2012 and successfully led Sharpsburg until September 2013. In September 2013 Chief Coley began his tenure as Chief of Police for Oxford Police Department on September 30, 2013.  

Chief Coley serves on the North Carolina League of Municipalities Risk Management Accreditation Chief’s Advisory Board. He is a member of the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Coley is a member of the North Carolina Police Executives Association. He is a member of the North Carolina FBI National Academy Associates. Chief Coley is a member of the North Carolina Internal Affairs Investigators Association.

Chief Coley is the recipient of the North Carolina Department of Justice's Advanced Law Enforcement professional certificates. In 2012, he received the highest award to a North Carolina Citizen, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

He is a graduate of the 240th Session FBI National Academy executive leadership training program. Additionally, Chief Coley is a graduate of the 33rd Administrative Officers Management Program (NC State University).

Chief Coley has a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice from Gardner-Webb University and a Master of Arts in Adult Education with a Concentration in Criminal Justice from NC State University.

Chief Coley is married to Stacey Carter-Coley Esq., and they have four wonderful children.

Captain Ford  Captain Pat Ford


Captain Patricia Ford graduated Basic Law Enforcement Training from Vance Granville Community College in 1996. She began her career as a patrol officer with Creedmoor Police Department and became a member of Oxford Police Department in 1997. Captain Ford has worked in various positions with Oxford, she served as a member of the patrol division, crime scene investigation, property management, administrative assistant and Criminal Investigations. 

Captain Ford earned a degree in Criminal Justice from Vance Granville Community College in 2014 and her Advance Law Enforcement Certification  from the state of North Carolina in 2014.

Capt. Ford currently serves as a General Instructor for Basic Law Enforcement Training and is Commander of Patrol and Criminal Investigation Divisions.

IMG_4146 Curl  Lieutenant Lynn Curl  


Lieutenant Lynne Curl is a twenty four year veteran of law enforcement and twenty-one of those years has been with the Oxford Police Department.  Lt. Curl has her Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Vance Granville Community College and Advanced Law Enforcement Degree Certificate from North Carolina Training and Standards. She completed the Law Enforcement Executive Program at NCSU and attended the Management Institute at the Coastal Plains Law Enforcement Center in Wilson, NC.

Lieutenant Curl is a native to Henderson, North Carolina and having grown up locally is very familiar with all of the surrounding communities.  Lt. Curl began her career as a Ranger for the North Carolina State Parks in 1989. She decided to attend Basic Law Enforcement Training and graduated in 1990.  Lt. Curl became employed with the Clinton Police Department and in turn furthered her career by serving as a D.A.R.E Officer with the Sampson County Sheriff’s Department.  

In 1998 Lt. Curl accepted a position as a patrol officer at Oxford Police Department. Lt. Curl has also held assignments as K-9 Officer, Detective with the High Intensity Target Team, lead officer of the High Intensity Target Team, Sergeant of the Criminal Investigation Division, and then promoted to Lieutenant of the Criminal Investigation Division in 2012. She also serves as the Power Shift and Emergency Response Team Leader and Professional Standards Investigator today.

In her role as Lieutenant of the Criminal Investigation Division she has worked closely and coordinated with the US Attorney’s Office on Project Safe Neighborhood and the Offender Focus Program. She also participated on the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Taskforce, as well as countless number of narcotic and firearm cases throughout her career in Oxford.  

Lt. Curl has been awarded Officer of the Year on two occasions, the Merit Award for her work with the High Intensity Target Team and numerous Letters of Commendation from the FBI, ATF, US Attorney’s Office and local law enforcement. During her career she has been involved in a variety investigations at the local, state and federal level.  Lt. Curl has dedicated her life to the protection, service and wellbeing of every citizen within her jurisdiction.

Stockwell Lieutenant Michael Stockwell

Lieutenant Stockwell has been employed with the Oxford Police Department since 2006. His introduction into law enforcement began in Columbus, Ohio, after graduating from high school, where Lt. Stockwell enrolled in the two-year Police Academy Track Program at Columbus State Community College. Upon completion of this program he graduated with an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice as well as obtained the Peace Officer Certification for the state of Ohio. Shortly after graduation, he moved to North Carolina and enrolled in Basic Law Enforcement Training at Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) where upon completion, was hired by the Oxford Police Department. 

Lt. Stockwell received the Chief's Award of Distinction in 2008 and 2010 and was awarded Officer of the Year in 2012. He obtained his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate in 2015 and in 2018 graduated from North Carolina Centeral University, with a Bacehlor's Degree in Criminal Justice.

Lt. Stockwell has served all of his time in the patrol division but has been a long-time member and team leader of the department's Emergency Response Team and has assisted with K-9 training as a decoy. He serves as a part-time instructor with VGCC where he assists with BLET training and is an OC Spray Instructor for the police department.