Leveraging Diversity to Overcome Adversity with Robert Gaddy
Episode #29 | 31 August 2022
Leveraging the diversity of this great nation has become an important aspect of running a successful law enforcement agency. When members of the public believe their law enforcement organizations represent them, understand them, and respond to them; and when communities perceive authorities as fair, legitimate, and accountable, it enhances trust in law enforcement and instills public confidence in government.
On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with Robert Gaddy to discuss how law enforcement agencies can leverage diversity to overcome adversity as well as the upcoming National FOP Diversity Summit.
A captain with the North Carolina Central University Police Department and the current state lodge vice president, Robert has over 25 years of law enforcement experience. He is a career veteran with expert skills in tactical law enforcement, drug interdiction, and narcotics and criminal investigations.
Robert’s FOP journey started in 1995 when he joined the Durham Police Department as a police recruit. Since then, he has served his local and state lodge in multiple positions. Nationally, Robert currently serves as the National Diversity Committee Chairman.
About Robert Gaddy
With over 25 years of law enforcement experience, Robert is a career veteran and a Captain of the Durham Police Department. With expert skills in Tactical Law Enforcement, Drug Interdiction, and Narcotics and Criminal Investigations, Robert continues to be highly competitive, passionate, persuasive, and articulate. He can achieve results others believed to be impossible. Robert currently serves as the National Diversity Committee Chairman and the North Carolina State Vice President. Robert enjoys representing North Carolina members and FOP members daily.