Crime Commission

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
Governor's Crime Commission
Public Safety
Governor Appointments 
Total Board Positions 
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 143B-1100
Term Length 
3 years
The Crime Commission advises the governor on matters related to the criminal justice system and makes recommendations for improving the justice system, protecting individual rights and promoting public safety. The commission has 37 voting members and 5 nonvoting members.

Current Members

Member Name 
Appointment Date 
Term End Date 
Term Type 
Matthew C. Scott 4/12/20192/28/2025LimitedDistrict Attorney
Virginia Lee Jicha 7/3/20192/28/2025LimitedKnowledge of juvenile delinquency and the public school system
Eleanor June Burns 3/20/20242/28/2027LimitedCitizen Under Age 21 at the time of their appointment
Elena Faddoul 3/12/20242/28/2027LimitedCitizen Under Age 21 at the time of their appointment
Bruce E. Stanley 6/8/20172/28/2026LimitedRep. Of Private Juvenile Delinquency Program
Andrew D. Hendry 7/21/20222/28/2025LimitedCitizen At-large
Willie Rowe 6/22/20232/28/2025LimitedCounty Government Official
Charles S. Blackwood 6/8/20172/28/2026LimitedCounty Government Official
Karen A. Howard 7/13/20182/28/2027LimitedCounty Government Official
Courtney Banks-McLaughlin 3/28/20232/28/2026LimitedMunicipal Government Official
Dontario Hardy 9/22/20212/28/2026LimitedMunicipal Government Official
James D. Williams, Jr. 4/17/20192/28/2025LimitedDefense Attorney
Patrice V. Andrews 8/30/20162/28/2027LimitedMunicipal Government Official
Thomas H. Lock 5/5/20212/28/2027LimitedSuperior Court Judge
Sherri W. Elliott 4/10/20232/28/2026LimitedChief District Court Judge
Mary F. Covington 5/5/20212/28/2027LimitedDistrict Court Judge/Juvenile Justice
Rebecca C. Spragins 5/5/20212/28/2027LimitedClerk of Superior Court
Robert A. Evans 3/2/2017 Pleasure of The GovernorGovernor`s Designee
Leto Copeley 4/12/20192/28/2025LimitedAdvocate for victims of all crimes
Monika Johnson Hostler 8/31/20212/28/2025LimitedRep. from a domestic violence or sexual assault program
Calvin L. Woodard Jr. 7/21/20222/28/2025LimitedSheriff
Clarence F. Birkhead 7/21/20222/28/2025LimitedSheriff
J. Keith Stone 5/5/20132/28/2027LimitedSheriff
Michael G. Yaniero 3/5/20142/28/2026LimitedPolice Executive
Daniel L. House, Jr. 6/8/20172/28/2026LimitedPolice Executive
Matthew James Cooper 6/8/20172/28/2027LimitedPolice Executive
Julius H. Corpening II4/17/20192/28/2025LimitedKnowledge of juvenile delinquency and the public school system

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