Deputy Police Chief Jamie Fields retires after 29 years in Fayetteville

Fayetteville Deputy Chief Jamie Fields (Courtesy/Fayetteville Police Departmen)

FAYETTEVILLE — Deputy Police Chief Jamie Fields has retired after over 29 years of service with the Fayetteville Police Department and 33 total years as an employee of the city.

The department announced the news in a social media post on Dec. 22.

Fields began her career on Sept. 11, 1990 as a police and fire dispatcher before transitioning to a police officer role on July 4, 1994, according to the post.

Throughout her service, Fields undertook various roles, including patrol officer, bike patrol officer, detective, and a member of the crisis negotiation team. Her first supervisory position was as a sergeant, starting on Sept. 2, 2002, where she oversaw morning shift patrol and the special events division. She advanced to the rank of lieutenant on Sept. 27, 2004, supervising a patrol shift and the criminal investigation division.

In January 2012, Fields moved to police administration, overseeing multiple divisions including the office of professional standards, training division, and community-oriented policing division, among others. She managed the department’s national accreditation process through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

After being promoted to captain on Dec. 20, 2013, Fields was responsible for the department’s administrative duties and helped implement a new records management system. In July 2017, she took charge of the patrol division, coordinating patrol activities. She was appointed deputy chief in October 2019.

Fields’ educational background includes a senior law enforcement certificate, an associate of applied science in criminal justice, a bachelor of science in education, and a master’s degree in operations management. She is also a graduate of several law enforcement programs, including the FBI National Academy and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police.