Anthony B. Purcell, Assistant Vice President and Chief, UAB Police Department will present "Leaders and leadership: What do people see when they see you coming?" on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium. The Department of Medicine Leadership Development Seminar Series is open to all Medicine employees.
Anthony B. Purcell has over 30 years of law enforcement experience including 18 years as a Police Chief. Anthony is the current Assistant Vice President and Chief of Police at the University of Alabama at Birmingham since October 2006. He was the former Deputy Chief of Police at The Georgia Institute of Technology for three years, and the former Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for eight years. He was the former Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety atNorth CarolinaCentralUniversityinDurham,N.C.for three years. Anthony started his law enforcement career with the Durham County Sheriff’s Department inDurham,N.C.and was there for nine years.
Anthony is an alumnus ofNorth CarolinaCentralUniversity, where he graduated magna cum laude in earning a Bachelor’s degree and summa cum laude in earning a Master’s degree. Both degrees are in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the prestigious Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy; the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Certification Program; the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Executive Development Institute; the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Chiefs Training School; and the North Carolina Institute of Government’s Law Enforcement Executive Program. Anthony is a current Commissioner and former assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA); an assessor for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) Loaned Executive Management Assistance Program (LEMAP); and an associate member of Margolis Healy & Associates.
In addition to his law enforcement duties, Anthony is a former member of IACLEA’s Board of Directors and served as the Southeast Region Director. He is a board member for the City of Birmingham’s Crime Stoppers Program and has served on boards in the cities of Charlotte and Durham, North Carolina, respectively. Anthony is a former adjunct instructor in the criminal justice Program at UNC Charlotte, and has served as an adjunct instructor in the criminal justice program at North Carolina Central University, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is also a former adjunct instructor in the criminal justice program at Durham Technical Community College.
Anthony is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA); The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE); The Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates (FBINAA); Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police (AACP); and several other professional organizations, boards and clubs.