Chief Jeremy Humphries has 23 years of law enforcement experience. He joined the Leland Police Department in 2012 as a Detective and moved up the ranks, serving as a Sergeant in Investigations, Support Services Lieutenant, Patrol Lieutenant, and Support Services Captain. Among other professional accomplishments, Humphries has served as an Assistant School Director for Basic Law Enforcement Training at Bladen Community College and the agency School Director for Speed Measuring Instrument. He has served on the North Carolina State Criminal Justice Partnership Advisory Board. Humphries has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Fayetteville State University and an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission. Chief Humphries enjoys spending time by the lake with his family.
Deputy Police Chief
Deputy Police Chief Josh Spence has been a police officer for 19 years. He began his law enforcement career in 2003 with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and the Rutherfordton Police Department where he served in the Patrol Division, Motorcycle Unit, and as a K-9 officer. Spence holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate and graduated from the NC State Law Enforcement Executives Program and the North Carolina Justice Academy's Leadership Institute. In 2021, he completed the North Carolina Justice Academy's Leadership Certificate Program. Since 2007, he has served the citizens of Leland as a Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain of Operations, and currently, Deputy Chief of Police. While not at work, he enjoys fishing and boating.
Lieutenant- Criminal Investigations Division
Lieutenant James Almond has been a police officer for more than 24 years. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with his bachelor's degree. He previously served with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department for 20 years. Almond began his career at CMPD in patrol and spent 16 years as a detective in the Special Investigations Bureau. During that time, he served as a Task Force Officer with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Almond joined the Leland Police Department in 2018 as a Detective. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2019 and has served in Investigations and Patrol. Almond achieved his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate in 2005 and successfully completed the North Carolina Justice Academy's Leadership Certificate Program in 2021.
Lieutenant- Patrol Division
Lieutenant Jonathan Hall has been in law enforcement since 2005 and has served his entire career with the Town of Leland. He holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certification from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training & Standards Commission, and is a certified general instructor. During his career, Hall has served as a field training officer, a K-9 handler, a SWAT team member, a Taser instructor, and a Patrol Sergeant. Hall enjoys spending time with his wife Misty and their two sons. He also likes going to the movies, riding dirt bikes, and Yankee baseball. Hall and his family reside in the Town of Leland, where he is dedicated to helping keep it a great place to live, work, and play!
Lieutenant- Support Services Division
Lieutenant Dallas Warren has been in law enforcement since 2008 and holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certification from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training & Standards Commission. He is a certified general and firearms instructor. During his time in law enforcement, Warren has served as a field training officer, a less lethal instructor, SWAT team member, and a Patrol and Investigations Sergeant. Warren holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from East Carolina University. In his spare time, Warren enjoys spending time at home with his wife and daughter, Legos, working out, and attending ECU sporting events.