LEADERSHIP & STAFF

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Cheryl Guzman

Consultant

Cheryl began her criminal justice career with the York County Sheriff’s Office, Detention Division in 1993. She made it her mission to learn as much as she could about the inner workings of a Jail. Over the course of her career she became directly involved in all aspects of the detention center including booking and release, classification, commissary, inmate telephones, inmate funds, inmate records, NCIC, training, reporting, billing, budget and technology.

Her true love was the implementation and management of facility projects. She was involved with setting up policies and procedures relating to the newly constructed facility in 1995 as well as training staff on the functionality of the new technology within it. In 2000 Cheryl was promoted to Systems Technician Officer which directly involved her in every aspect of existing and upgraded technology within the facility. By 2005 Cheryl was leading all technology related projects within the detention center which included a total facility security system upgrade and the implementation of a new JMS. Cheryl also led the data conversion of the two previous JMS systems used by the facility.

In 2016 Cheryl’s hard work and dedication to her agency was rewarded with her being the first female in the Sheriff’s Office to attain the rank of Captain. It was this position that allowed her to learn the aspects of running the facility that had previously eluded her. Cheryl retired in 2018, after an incredibly rewarding career, to care for a sick family member, but continued to sharpen her skills by pursuing her BS in Criminal Justice and the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification in the hopes of returning to the aid of her law enforcement family.

Cheryl is a co-founder of the annual “Kickin for a Cause” kickball tournament, which partners with local children’s assistance groups in York county to provide essential fundraising. She is a board member of “Crime Stoppers”, York county, is active in her church, and is a proud “Band Mom”. Cheryl and her husband Robert have four wonderful children.

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Brooke Brabant

Client Services Manager

Brooke Brabant began her public safety journey here at National Public Safety Group in 2019.  Brooke graduated as a Registered Nurse from Carolinas College of Health Sciences in Charlotte, NC and obtained her BSN at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Brooke works in critical newborn care in the Neonatal Progressive care Nursery at Levine Children’s Hospital, which is a step-down unit from NICU.

Brooke is helping to manage our Customer Satisfaction and Business Development. She is also our trade show coordinator and assists us with finding new tools to be successful.

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Larry Caddell

President and Founder

Larry Caddell started his career in the United States Air Force in 1968 and served at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida. Larry served in the Air Force Survival School.  Larry returned to his home town, in Carthage, North Carolina, where he spent the next 23 years serving in several North Carolina banks.  He last served as an Area Executive over 5 of his banks 32 branch offices.

Larry left banking and went to work at Southern Software in Southern Pines, NC.  After a short time, Larry was invited to buy into the company and became an equity owner and CEO, where he spent the next 16 years until his retirement.  As CEO, Larry led the company into Public Safety Software, as they were only in the ERP market before his arrival.  He also led them to provide a Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) solution, where they were a custom shop. His specialty was in customer support.  One of his claims to fame, was his home number being on his business card.  He was that confident in his support team as he constantly drilled home the importance of the customer’s happiness.

Most of Larry’s adult life has been spent in public service of some type.  Here is a list of Larry’s involvement in his community over the last 40+ years.

  • Current
    • Sandhills Community College Board – 30 years as a Trustee and currently the Vice Chairman
    • Moore County Recreation Committee – currently the Chairman
    • Moore County Fire Commission – currently the Vice Chairman
    • Vice Chairman of the Board for Sandhills Teen Challenge, which is a full time treatment center for men with addictions
    • Grace Church in Southern Pines – various roles
  • Past
    • 18 years as a Volunteer Fireman for the Carthage Fire Department – 5 years as Assistant Chief
    • 4 years as Mayor Pro Tem – Carthage, NC
    • 13 years as Mayor – Carthage, NC
    • 8 years as County Commissioner – 2 years as Chairman

Larry is married to Lisa, and they are the proud parents of 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren. They live on their farm with their dog Monty.

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Buck Mims

CEO and Founder

Buck Mims began his public safety journey at the Roanoke Rapids Police Department in North Carolina in 1988. In 1990, he went to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, where he served the rest of his career. When he left full time law enforcement, Buck started in his public safety technology journey, where he worked for over 15 years. During that time, he was privileged to lead teams and perform direct sales in several technologies, including:

  • Public Safety Software to include:
  • Computer Aided Dispatch – all disciplines
  • Police and Fire RMS – Client/Server and Hosted
  • Police and Fire Mobile – Windows and iOS
  • Corrections and Jail Software
  • Civil Software for Sheriff’s Offices
  • eCitation, eParking, eCrash
  • Reporting and Analytics
  • Officer Wellness and Analytics
  • In car video / On body vide
  • Advanced License Plate Technology
  • Outdoor Warning Sirens
  • Emergency Equipment for Emergency Vehicles
  • Mass notification and interoperability software

His last 5 and a half years, Buck has worked at a Tier 1 software company.  He has been instrumental in many consortiums. The last year of his career, he has been involved in two large consortiums. One involved 38 agencies with 10 PSAPs, and the other involved 26 agencies with 6 PSAPs. Both consortiums are on one public safety software platform with shared services and a tremendous amount of intelligence to make their officers and citizens safer.

Buck is also still sworn at the Carthage Police Department in North Carolina, where he has now accumulated over 30 years of experience as a sworn officer.  He is an active General Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor and is a past Specialized Firearms Instructor.

Buck is involved in the ministry at Grace Church of Southern Pines, as he and his wife Kimberly counsel individuals and married couples.

Buck and Kimberly are the proud parents of two adult children.  They also have their Shih Tzu, Layla Lu Mims.

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