Craven County Schools recently welcomed Nick Lucas, a man with local ties, as its director of Safety and Security.
Married to Tracy Hairr Lucas, daughter of Shelly and Patsy Hairr of Clinton, Lucas is a retired captain from the New Bern Police Department.
He retired from law enforcement with 24 years combined service with the New Bern and Greenville police departments. Prior to serving as a law enforcement officer, he served in the U.S. Navy for eight years, and received an honorable discharge. He attended East Carolina University, achieving his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice as well as a Masters of Public Administration.
He received his advanced law enforcement certification in 2001 and is also a graduate of the FBI LEEDA trilogy in leadership training.