Daniel Edwards is a retired Police Captain of the Durham Police Department (NC). Having led and trained a large number of officers and citizens, both as a Police Captain and as a certified Executive Life Coach, Daniel brings to NENA a passion for helping individuals achieve their personal and professional bests.
Daniel began his career as a member of Uniform Patrol, patrolling Durham’s Third District and acting as a Field Training Officer for recently-graduated recruits. From there, he steadily moved up the ranks of the Department, increasing his responsibility both as an officer and as a trainer for members of the force. In 2003, Daniel became a Hostage Negotiator and soon after was promoted to Corporal, then Sergeant. Daniel was named the Patrol Division Commander of Durham’s Fourth District and continued working to enforce state laws and city ordinances as well as protecting life and property.
Daniel is an instructor and trainer for both the DPD Police Academy and the Durham Emergency Communication Center. Since 2007, he has taught several officer-related classes at Durham Technical Community College. Daniel is a long-time resident of Durham and owns multiple small businesses in the community.