What is your name and title?
Debbie D. Pulley – Security Supervisor
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. I lived in Washington D.C., Raleigh and Fayetteville North Carolina. While my father was in the 82 Airborne we lived in Fort Bragg N.C. for two years.
How long have you been with UNC Police?
I have been with UNC – Police, Security Division at the Ackland Art Museum since August 1990.
What did you do prior to your current position?
I worked at Northern Telecom in (RTP) as Security Supervisor, overseeing the first shift Security Operations, Security Card Access, Emergency Management and Closed Circuit T.V. Security System.
Before that I helped Inmates at the Durham County Juvenile Center and Durham Halfway House find employment.
What is your favorite thing about working in public safety for a University?
Working at a renowned University, in a supportive Department, within the Security Division at the Ackland Art Museum is probably my favorite thing.
What is one thing you wish everyone knew about working in public safety?
The leadership within the department and how much they care about their responsibilities. Not to be afraid of learning new things and speaking out, always be true to yourself and work, positive action leads to a healthy workplace.
What did you want to be as a kid? Did you always want to work in the public safety field?
No, I didn’t always wanted to work in public safety field! As a kid growing up I wanted to be a nurse. I changed my mind in college, working with the Criminal Justice System.
What is your favorite pastime?
My favorite pastime is getting together with family and enjoying life.
Do you have any pets? Tell us about them!
Yes! I have a 8 year old male Cocker Spaniel, his name is Bandit and he is a running “Bandit”! I also have a 50 gallon Fish Aquarium with 15 variety of fishes.
What is your favorite thing about UNC-Chapel Hill?
My favorite thing about UNC-Chapel Hill has to be the unique Tar Heel Spirit. Working on this beautiful campus at the Ackland Art Museum with the students and the community is also high up on the list.