Captain Latroy "Tito" Durrette currently serves as the commander of the Support Services Division at the Charlottesville Police Department (CPD
). He started with the Charlottesville Police Department as a Police Explorer at age 16, before was hired as a Community Service Officer. He was later assigned to work in city parks during the summer before starting full-time work.
Various Roles & Accomplishments
When Captain Durrette graduated from the academy at age 21, he was the youngest officer hired in the department's history, and was the 25th Black officer hired in the department's history.
Captain Durrette was promoted to sergeant at age 28 and worked patrol over the years, eventually becoming the SWAT Team commander. He was transferred to the traffic division where he served for 10 years.
Captain Durrette was eventually promoted to the rank of lieutenant, which once again made department history, as he was one of only two Black lieutenants to ever serve the CPD
. As a lieutenant, Captain Durrette was responsible for the daily operation of daylight shift before being transferred to the Community Support Bureau where he led the department's School Resource Unit and Traffic Unit.