Chief John Manley, of University Police at Elizabeth City State University, announces
two new changes in personnel:
Darlene Beasley was recently promoted from sergeant to captain. In her new position,
she will be responsible for patrol operations and criminal investigations. Captain
Beasley has been employed five years at the university. She has 23 years of experience
after working for the Elizabeth City Police Department and the Pasquotank County Sheriff's
Office. She graduated from Northeastern High School and has further education at San
Antonio Community College and the College of the Albemarle.
David Prevatte was recently hired as administrative captain. In his new position,
he will be responsible for administrative services and Clery Compliance. Prevatte
has 21 years of law enforcement experience with Lee County Sheriff's Office, Sanford
NC. He was an Administrative Lieutenant responsible for training, accreditation and
budgeting. He graduated from Magnolia High School in Lumberton, N.C., and UNC - Pembroke
where he majored in Criminal Justice. Additionally, he is a certified law enforcement
Both Beasley and Prevatte participated in an assessment center process in December.
Chief Manley welcomes both of them to their new roles and responsibilities. Their
wealth of knowledge, experience and work ethic should prove to be beneficial to the
university and Elizabeth City community.
University Police now employs eight officers, eight security officers and nine telecommunicators/office
personnel. We will continue working to bring additional personnel to fulfill our