Ten years ago, Kimberly Munley was an aspiring law enforcement officer and enrolled in the Basic Law Enforcement program at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC program in August 1999.
Instructor Ricky Simpson remembers her as an “excellent student who was quick to smile and tackle any assignment.”
“She was small in stature, but very large in heart and determination. She would not be denied the opportunity to work in law enforcement. No matter the task - driving, defense tactics, building searches, firearms or the 30 other areas of study she was up to the task,” Simpson said.
CFCC’s Basic Law Enforcement class was approximately 17 weeks at that time. After passing the N.C. State certification examination in December 1999, she was certified to work in N.C. She was hired by the Wrightsville Beach Police Department and did well.