Assistant Chief of Police
Celisa Lehew, Assistant Chief of Police with the Chapel Hill Police Department, oversees the Uniformed Patrol Division, Investigations and School Resource Officers. She holds a Master’s Degree in Justice Administration from Methodist University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Lake Superior State University. Prior to her current responsibilities she oversaw the Training Division, Crisis Unit, Quartermaster, Information Services and Budget Operations. Celisa started her career as a Patrol Officer in 2004, having a passion for her community. She has had the opportunity to serve in various roles throughout the police department, Investigations, Traffic, and Community Services. She teaches classes on community policing, ethics, leadership and investigations.