Fayetteville Police Department
Captain James Nolette has been with the Fayetteville Police Department in various positions and levels of responsibility for the past 16 years. Currently, Captain Nolette is assigned as the Executive Officer to Chief Harold Medlock and as part of his responsibility he is the commanding officer for the Fayetteville Police Department Crime Information Center (CIC). The CIC is a real time crime center with six full time crime analysis and two sworn personnel. The CIC is also the central repository for a closed circuit camera system that houses approximately 100 cameras city wide. Captain Nolette was one of the initial 10 recipients of the Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) scholarship through the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). He is a current member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s (IACP) Research Advisory Council (RAC). Captain Nolette was a presenter at the 2015 IACP Conference in Chicago, IL, for the work the Fayetteville Police Department has done to bridge the communication gap in the City of Fayetteville in partnership with the Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Diagnostic Center. Captain Nolette has been published twice in law enforcement magazines, most recently in the National Institute of Justice Journal Issue No. 276, Using Research to Move Policing Forward. Captain Nolette is currently working with the Department of Justice and Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) as the Fayetteville Police Departments Command Staff liaison associated with the Fayetteville Police Department Collaborative Reform. He is also responsible for leading the Fayetteville Police Department’s efforts in establishing a robust Open Data Portal associated with the 21st Century Policing recommendation to create a greater level of transparency through the Police Data Initiative. His efforts, along with those of his staff, resulted in an invitation from the White House to discuss the Fayetteville Police Department’s success and the continued movement forward in the field of Police Data Initiative.