Chief Barbara Duncan has been the police chief in Salisbury, MD since 2010. Prior to this, she served as Chief of Police in Mount Vernon, New York since 2008. She has been in law enforcement for 21 years ' with 14 years spent in an executive leadership role.
Since 1989 she served as a police officer for the City of Mount Vernon and created and implemented a Bicycle Patrol Unit, served as patrol Sergeant with overlapping duties to Organized Crime/ Internal Affairs. Mrs. Duncan was instrumental in creating the Citizen Police Academy. She created a physical fitness component for the Probationary Police Officer in-house training segment. She also restructured and enhanced the department's firearms training program by transitioning from static line firing to reality-based training.