Assistant Chief Renado Prince was born in Baltimore, Maryland but raised in the small town of Bolivia N.C., outside of Wilmington N.C. Mr. Prince joined the U.S. Air Force after high school and served as a Law Enforcement Specialist (later Security Forces) performing law enforcement duties. He started as a law enforcement specialist and through assignments at Clark Air Base in the Philippines, Malmstrom AFB, Montana, Clear Air Force Station, Alaska, Moody AFB, Georgia and Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro Prince filled nearly every law enforcement role in the military. He concluded his career as the superintendent of investigation (equivalent to criminal investigative division) at Seymour Johnson. Mr. Prince Served in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and holds combat decorations associated with his service.
While a reservist, Mr. Prince began serving with the Wilmington Police Department. He worked his way up as a Patrolman and a Crime scene investigator before he was promoted to Lieutenant after only five years. As a lieutenant, he served as the Deputy Commander of the Special Operations Division, the Criminal investigation division and Deputy Commander of patrol services, including K-9, boat unit and Air operations, serving Wilmington Police Department for 22 years.
Mr. Prince was recruited from the Wilmington Police Department and became the Chief of Police for the Albert J. Ellis Airport Police Department, Jacksonville N.C., where he served for four years. He developed security protocols for the newly constructed airport as well as designed security measure to ensure the safety of the airport’s annual 350,000 customers. Prince also performed duties as the Airport Security Coordinator (ASC) and was responsible for coordination between TSA, US Marshall’s Services, NCIS Camp Lejeune, ALE, FBI and numerous local law enforcement agencies.
Prince holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement Administration and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Prince is also a graduate of North Carolina State University Administrative Officer’s Management Program, The Strategic Academy of Management, UNC-Wilmington, IPTM Crime Scene Investigations and is an expert witness in the areas of fingerprint classification and identification. Mr. Prince is a digital photography expert and trained in collision reduction through Miami Dade Police Department.