Nathan Mizell has been named captain of the Nash Community College Police Department.
Mizell is chairman of the college’s Public and Human Services Department.
He has worked at the college since 2007 and was among the first four officers sworn in as NCC police officers.
Mizell of Bear Grass began his career with the East Carolina University Police Department and later served in the N.C. Probation and Parole Office and as a reserve deputy with the Martin County Sheriff’s Department. In 2007, he moved his reserve officer status to the Williamston Police Department, where it remains active.
Mizell earned an associate’s degree in Law Enforcement Technology from Pitt Community College, a bachelor’s degree in Justice and Public Policy from N.C. Wesleyan College and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Mountain State University.
The Nash Community College police force employs full-time a chief, a captain, four additional officers who also serve as instructors, and one part-time officer. The new position of captain is designated as the second in command.
Each officer is sworn by the N.C. Criminal Justice Training and Standards Division, the same General Statute as local police agencies. They hold full arrest authority and jurisdiction on campus-owned and controlled property. A Nash County deputy also is on duty during operating hours.