"Derri Stormer" Archive

Major Stormer on diversity in law enforcement

Major Derri Stormer, who oversees the support services, strategic initiatives and community engagement division in the Wake Forest University Police Department (UPD), is featured in this Substantial Magazine Q&A on the importance of diversity and inclusion in law enforcement. Headshot of Major Derri Stormer, of the Wake Forest University Police Department, in uniform in front of an American flagThis special issue of Substantial Magazine highlights experts, advocates and thought leaders in the diversity, equity and inclusion space and discusses how diversity shows up in different sectors.

“Representation matters,” said Stormer. “We have to actively work at building relationships with diverse groups.”

Major Stormer joined the Wake Forest UPD in 2016. She leads the UPD’s Citizens Police Academy, which connects the community with campus police and promotes conversations about policing on campus.

She has been awarded the 40 Under 40 Leadership Award from the International Chiefs of Police Association in 2018, and this year, she received the 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. “Building the Dream” award.

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Thrive Dimension Champions for 2018-19 announced

The Office of Wellbeing, recently, presented its Thrive Dimension Champions Awards to faculty and staff.

Annually, the Office of Wellbeing recognizes award winners who demonstrate their commitment to individual and community wellbeing across the eight dimensions of wellbeing:  emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual.

Recipients and their dimensions for which they were recognized are the following:

Emotional: Jessica Scales, case manager, CARE Team

Environmental: Jim Coffey, director, Landscaping and Residential Services

Financial: Deborah Snyder, administrative coordinator, Teaching and Learning Collaborative

Intellectual: Adrian Greene, associate dean, Undergraduate Admissions

Occupational: Jonathan McElderry, assistant dean and director, Diversity & Inclusion

Physical: Christy Buchanan, professor of psychology

Social: Derri Stormer, major, University Police Department

Spiritual: Gail Bretan, program director for Jewish Life

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Stormer receives law enforcement association's award

Maj. Derri Stormer

Maj. Derri Stormer of the Wake Forest University Police Department was presented with an award Oct. 8 at the annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in Orlando.

Stormer was named one of the recipients of the association’s 40 Under 40 Award.  It recognizes  law enforcement officers who demonstrate leadership and a deep commitment to the profession.

She and other award recipients will be featured on the IACP’s website and in the November issue of Police Chief Magazine.

Stormer joined the University Police Department as a major in 2016.

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January 2016 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in January 2016: Read more

New police leadership team members at special event Feb. 4

Two new members of the University Police Department leadership team, Major Derri Stormer and Capt. Joe Dixon, will be introduced at “Coffee with a Cop” Feb. 4 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Reynolda Hall’s Green Room.

Both joined the department in January.

Stormer previously served on the police department at East Carolina University and Dixon was with the police department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The event is hosted by Student Government, the Police Advisory Board and the Division of Campus Life.