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Administration

The Salisbury Police Department Administration division consists of the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police and three Captains. The administrative team is responsible for the day- to-day crime prevention strategies, fiscal responsibility, and overall administrative functions of the police department.

Contact Us

Address:
130 E. Liberty St.
Salisbury, NC 28144

Emergencies: 911

Non-Emergencies: (704) 638-5333

File a Commendation

The Salisbury Police Department has a division directly responsible for tracking Officer conduct, both good and bad. The Professional Compliance Division (Internal Affairs) is comprised of two persons, Captain Brian Stallings, Administrative Commander, and Cpl. Russell DeSantis, Professional Compliance Manager. This division is responsible for taking commendation and complaint reports, investigating allegations of misconduct, managing employee policy compliance and records keeping.

To file a commendation:

  • Call (704) 638-5333
    1. Request a supervisor or someone from Professional Compliance (Internal Affairs)
    2. Provide your commendation
  • Visit the City's online Service Nomination Form
    1. Fill out the nomination form and submit.

Once a commendation is received a Blue Team (Police Department Internal Conduct Tracking Software) entry is completed and the report is forwarded to the employee’s supervisor.

Anyone can contact Professional Compliance (Internal Affairs) directly. Professional compliance has a direct phone number, (704) 638-5344, and email address, internalaffairs@salisburync.gov.

File a Complaint

The Salisbury Police Department has a division directly responsible for tracking Officer conduct, both good and bad. The Professional Compliance Division (Internal Affairs) is comprised of two persons, Captain Brian Stallings, Administrative Commander, and Cpl. Russell DeSantis, Professional Compliance Manager. This division is responsible for taking commendation and complaint reports, investigating allegations of misconduct, managing employee policy compliance and records keeping.

To file a complaint:

  • Call (704) 638-5333
    1. Request a supervisor or someone from Professional Compliance (Internal Affairs)
    2. Provide your complaint

To file a professional standards complaint:

Once a commendation is received a Blue Team (Police Department Internal Conduct Tracking Software) entry is completed and the report is forwarded to professional compliance for review and investigation assignment.

Anyone can contact Professional Compliance (Internal Affairs) directly. Professional compliance has a direct phone number, (704) 638-5344, and email address, internalaffairs@salisburync.gov.


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Brian Stallings

Administration Division Captain

Brian Stallings
(704) 638-2142
bstal@salisburync.gov


Biography

Capt. Brian Stallings, a native of Richfield, N.C., began his law enforcement career in the Salisbury Police Department (SPD) in 1996 as a patrol officer. Over the course of his tenure he has also served as a victim’s advocate, an investigator, police sergeant overseeing general investigations and as a lieutenant directing the criminal investigations division.

In 2014, he was promoted to captain where he currently manages the department's traffic unit, patrol division, grant research and issuance of ABC, parade and street closure permits.

Stallings double-majored in criminal justice and sociology at Pfeiffer University. He also holds a MBA from the same institution. In addition to his educational accomplishments, he has an Advanced Law Enforcement Certification from the North Carolina Justice Training and Standards Commission, and was previously named the SPD’s “Veteran Officer of the Year.”


Leadership

Police Chief Jerry Stokes

POLICE CHIEF

Jerry Stokes

(704) 638-5333 | jstok@salisburync.gov

Salisbury Police Chief Jerome "Jerry" Stokes has over 30 years of experience in law enforcement, most recently garnered as Deputy Police Chief in Lynchburg, Virginia.

During his tenure there he was a regional violent crime task force detective, the street crimes supervision team leader, a vice and narcotics investigations officer, K-9 enforcement team supervisor, the internal affairs manager and critical incident/ tactical response manager. There, Stokes also oversaw the department’s police investigate and administrative functions and citywide emergency management operations.

He is also credited with improving community policing and reducing drug and violent crimes in neighborhoods.

Chief Stokes received an associate’s degree in administration justice. He also earned a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University in 2013, where he was a member of the Golden Key Society.

Stokes obtained a graduate certificate in local government management from Virginia Tech. He obtained his Masters of Public Administration in December 2016 from Old Dominion University.


Deputy Police Chief Shon Barnes

DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF

Shon Barnes

(704) 638-5333 | shon.barnes@salisburync.gov

Major Shon F. Barnes serves as the Salisbury Police Department's Deputy Police Chief. During his nearly two-decade tenure with the Greensboro Police Department, Barnes held multiple positions such as a juvenile victim’s detective, sergeant of the commercial crimes squad, specialized subject control and arrest techniques instructor, and the commanding officer of three different divisions.

He continued on to become a law enforcement analyst for 97.1 WQMG and adjunct faculty for Guilford Technical Community College, Winston Salem State University, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T).

Major Barnes holds a bachelor’s degree in history and pre-law from Elizabeth City State University, a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, and is currently a PhD candidate in leadership studies/community and civic engagement program at N.C. A&T.


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