“Firearm Injury Prevention”

Clarence F. Birkhead
Sheriff, Durham County, North Carolina

Clarence F. Birkhead, 62, was first elected in December 2018; becoming the 13th sheriff in Durham County and the county’s first African-American sheriff. On November 8, 2022, Sheriff Birkhead was re-elected to serve a second term in office after receiving overwhelming support from the local electorate in Durham. Sheriff Birkhead has 38 years of law enforcement experience – 17 of those at the Duke University Public Safety Department.

During his first term as Sheriff, the Durham County Sheriff’s Office has worked to increase the transparency, engagement, and accountability of the office by creating a Sheriff’s “Community Advisory Board.” Under his watch, Sheriff Birkhead has also achieved the “triple crown” of accreditation, CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies), American Correctional Association (ACA), and the National Commission of Correctional Health Carte (NCCHA). By doing so, DCSO is only one of three agencies in the entire state of North Carolina and just the 29th in the United States to achieve certification from all three national agencies.

In August 2021, he was appointed by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to the North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice and later to the Governor’s Crime Commission (August 2022).


University Club, 3100 Tower Boulevard, Suite 1700 – Durham, NC 27707
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants, once the registration closes.

• 6:00pm-6:30pm– Socializing
• 6:30pm-7:45pm– Dinner, Guest Speaker & Discussion
• 7:45pm-8:00pm– DOCMS 2023 Schedule

CME Credit is available for this session.
DOCMS Members and Prospective Members are welcome to attend.

Online registration closes on February 7th, 2023 at 12pm.

Questions? Email Frank Snyder at [email protected]