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New officers join Kannapolis Police Department

KANNAPOLIS — Five new officers have joined the Kannapolis Police Department.

The officers completed basic law enforcement training at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and are now starting field training.

They are Jerod Barnes, Chase Crowe, Cody Franklin, Zachary Johnson and Brandon Moore.

As part of their field training, each officer will be assigned to two experienced officers in the patrol division for the next five months.

Barnes is a graduate of West Davidson High School and St. Leo University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He was a sonar technician and supervisor in the Navy before joining the Police Department.

He is married to Courtney and they have a daughter, Aubrey, and a son, Colton. Barnes is the son of Ronald and Sharon Williams Barnes of Lexington. 

Crowe is a graduate of Crowe Christian Academy and studied criminal justice at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Before joining the Kannapolis police, he was employed by Aldi as a forklift operator.

He is married to Jessica and they have a son, Owen. Crowe is the son of Todd and Kimberly Crowe of Concord. 

Franklin had been an assistant manager at Auto Bell Carwash. He is a graduate of Concord High School and studied criminal justice at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Western Carolina University. 

Franklin is the son of Robert and Sandra Smith Franklin of Concord.

Johnson was the warehouse manager for Troutman’s Bar-B-Que. He is a graduate of Concord High School and studied criminal justice, religion and automotive mechanics at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Johnson is the son of William Johnson and Terrie McCarn Johnson of Concord. 

Moore is a graduate of West Davidson High School and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. He was a commercial development portfolio manager for U.S. Bank before changing careers.

Moore is married to Eboni, and they have a son, Aiden. Moore is the son of Jimmy Lee Moore and Billie Jo Moore, both of Lexington.

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