Major Derri G. Stormer joined the Wake Forest University Police Department in January of 2016. Reporting to the Chief of Police, the Major is responsible for supervising, reviewing, planning, and directing activities of all personnel assigned to the Patrol Services Division. She has over 15 years of progressive campus law enforcement experience.
Major Stormer earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2001 and a Masters of Arts degree in Adult Education with a graduate certification in Community College Instruction from East Carolina University. She attended the Administrator Officer Management Program (AOMP) at NC State University, West Point Leadership and holds an Advanced Certification from the Criminal Justice Education Training and Standards Commission. She recently completed the Master of Justice Administration program at Methodist University.
Born and raised in Bertie County, North Carolina, Major Stormer then spent most of her adult life in Greenville, North Carolina located in Pitt County. She graduated from Pitt Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) in 2001, although she was already employed as a police officer by the Winterville Police Department. Eventually, she moved to East Carolina University and remained there until joining the Wake Forest Police Department. During her time at ECU, Major Stormer served in the Investigations, Crime Prevention, and Patrol Units. She was a Senior Patrol Officer, Sergeant, and Commander during her tenure there. At Wake Forest University, Major Stormer is responsible for initiating community partnerships and student collaborations; serving as a Public Information Officer; conducting crime analysis to implement intelligence led policing and crime resistance strategies; and actively recruits, trains, and retrains a diverse work force. In addition, the Major provides leadership in the development and implementation of comprehensive goals and objectives to ensure a community policing philosophy is measured and results are achieved; oversees all investigations including criminal, Title IX support, bias incidents, citizen complaints, personnel conduct, and delivery of services; and organizes and directs personnel and equipment during major events and emergencies. Despite all of her educational and professional accomplishments, her love of family takes priority. She has been married 10 years and has three beautiful daughters: Derrian 8, Isabella 4, and Adriana 2.