Thomas M. Moss retired after a thirty-three year career in law enforcement in North Carolina, the last twenty as Chief of Police in Garner. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from NC Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount and a Master of Public Administration from East Carolina University. He is a graduate of the 151st FBI National Academy and the Municipal & County Administration Course at the UNC School of Government. He serves as a Senior Consultant with Developmental Associates.
Chief Moss chaired the Education and Training Committee of the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the Criminal Justice Improvement Committee of the Governor’s Crime Commission for many years prior to retirement. He is a Past-President and a Life Member of the NC Association of Chiefs of Police. He was also awarded Life Membership in the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is uniquely qualified to conduct law enforcement agency assessments and audits.
For the past twenty-eight years, Chief Moss has been active in assessment center design and employee selection and training systems development. Under his leadership, the Garner PD implemented community policing and was awarded national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Tom was awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine by the Governor for his service to the citizens of Garner and the State of North Carolina.