One On One, July 9, 2020: Police Chief Barbara Duncan

Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan talks about controversies affecting her profession, her ongoing efforts to restore confidence in the local department and the challenges that law enforcement officers face while on duty each day.

Salisbury seeks to restore trust in Police Department

As part of an effort to rebuild trust in the Salisbury Police Department that has been rocked by several internal investigations in recent months, Chief Barbara Duncan and Mayor Jake Day on Thursday outlined efforts to ensure transparency and boost public confidence. The Salisbury Police Department Comprehensive Trust Rebuilding Initiative was drafted in response to […]

One On One, Feb. 7, 2019: Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan

Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan joins us to discuss the dramatic decline in Salisbury’s crime rate, what steps officers are taking to prevent crimes before they occur and what citizens can do to help police do their jobs.

2018 was safest year in Salisbury’s history

Newly released crime statistics show that 2018 was Salisbury’s safest year on record. In a review of the most serious crimes against people and property, the city saw a 17 percent drop in what national law enforcement officials label as Part 1 crimes in their statistics. These crimes include criminal homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, […]

Salisbury’s crime rate decreases at rapid pace

If it seems like crime is down in Salisbury and the city is becoming safer, a new national report confirms that feeling. Saying he’s pleased that a study indicates Salisbury is becoming safer faster than any other city in the country, Mayor Jake Day this week credited Police Chief Barbara Duncan and her force. Salisbury […]

Services Friday for Richard Duncan, husband of Salisbury Police Chief

The community is expressing compassion and support for Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan, whose husband, Richard, died last weekend. His funeral is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Reached briefly late Saturday, Chief Duncan stated she was struggling and by that evening, friends had begun posting messages of sympathy […]

City Police Capt. Cheryl Rantz retires after 30 years

As she ended her career with the Salisbury Police Department, Capt. Cheryl Rantz signed off saying, “I’ve had 30 years. It’s been a pleasure … brothers and sisters stay safe.” She walked out of the police station with arms raised, forefingers pointed skyward, and was met by friends carrying bouquets of flowers and officers who […]

City Council wants more stats info from police chief

Of the seven homicides in Salisbury so far this year, arrests have been made in five and the other two are continuing to be investigated, Police Chief Barbara Duncan told the City Council this week. Giving the Quarterly Public Safety Briefing at the work session Monday, she offered an overview, but said it wasn’t clear […]