StreetSafe Instructors & Staff

StreetSafe's hands-on programs are designed to foster healthier decision-making and behaviors⁠—start changing yours today.


Todd Radabaugh
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Todd currently serves as the Director with StreetSafe and oversees the Alcohol and Drug Education Program. Todd retired after 30 years of service with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission in 2017. Todd has been certified as a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor, Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor and National Seated Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor. In addition to these certifications, Todd currently serves on the NC MADD Executive Board, received the 2012 NC MADD DWI Hero Award and was recognized in 2012 as the NC Drug Recognition Expert of the Year. In 2013 Todd completed Session 252 of the FBI National Academy. Todd joined the StreetSafe team in 2010.

Corey Scarboro
Eastern Regional Manager

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Corey was born and raised in the Garner area. In 2000, he began his career with John Deere as an Administration Assistant. During his 10 year career at John Deere, Corey worked his way through the organization and held multiple positions as Service Manager, Salesman, Assistant Store Manager, Territory Manager, and Commercial Worksite Products Division Manager. Although Corey found success while at John Deere, in 2010, Corey decided to follow his dream and pursue a career in Law Enforcement. In 2011, Corey joined the Enfield Police Department, where he started out in the Patrol Division. In addition to his responsibilities within the Patrol Division, Corey also held the positions of Governor High Safety Program Coordinator, Community Police Officer, Event Coordinator, and Squad Leader. In 2013, Corey joined the Johnston County Sheriff’s, where he was a Detective.  Since 2021, Corey has been with NC DMV License & Theft Bureau, where he currently is a State Law Enforcement Agent. He has a true passion for the Street Safe program and has been an active member of the program for the past six years.

Mike Caron
Piedmont Regional Manager

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A native of West Haven, Connecticut, Senior Officer Caron joined the United States Marine Corps after graduating high school in 1993. Following an 8 year career as an Aviation Ordnance Munitions Technician, Caron left the Marine Corps and began his career in law enforcement as a corrections officer at Central Prison in Raleigh. In 2002, Officer Caron accepted a position with the Raleigh Police Department and spent 8 years on patrol in the Field Operations division. In March 2011, Senior Officer Caron was selected to join the Special Operations division as a motor officer on the Traffic Enforcement Unit. He holds professional certifications as a RADAR/LIDAR operator and chemical analyst, and has held positions on the department as a police training officer and member of the Crisis Intervention Team. Officer Caron volunteers much of his off-duty time as a firefighter with the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department and instructing young drivers through the StreetSafe program. Having served as the Orange County StreetSafe Coordinator for many years, Mike currently serves as our Piedmont Regional Manager.

Lori Best & Karen Byrd
Program Managers

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Lori Best and Karen Byrd started working as the program managers for StreetSafe in June of 2020 after 31 years of teaching for Pender County Schools. 

As Program Managers, they are the voices that you hear on the other end of the line when you call for questions or general information regarding the StreetSafe program. Lori and Karen help our participants with scheduling, payments, missed sessions, or anything that they can assist with regarding our program. They also go to court to promote the program and explain the registration process to potential participants.

Having worked with young people for over 31 years, Lori and Karen feel like they are still involved in a program that works with young people and teaches them the skills needed to be safe and competent drivers.

Kim Rorrer 
School Liaison

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Kim is a retired school teacher who taught elementary and middle school Special Education classes for 33 years in Hillsborough, NC.  She moved to Wilmington a year ago to be closer to her daughter.  She is currently working part time as a tutor for New Hanover County Schools and the School Liaison for StreetSafe.  She is an avid UNC fan who loves music and books of all kind. 

Lead Coordinators

Derek Mobley
Wake County Lead Coordinator

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Derek was born in Baltimore, MD however, he was raised in the small town of Ahoskie, NC. In 1997, he began his career with the North  Carolina State Highway. During his years with the Patrol, Derek has worked his way through the organization and held multiple positions. He was a road Trooper, Line Sergeant, First Sergeant in Johnston County, Cumberland County, and Wake County. Derek is now assigned as a Troop Lieutenant in Wake County. In addition to his responsibilities within the Patrol, Derek also held positions as Governor Security for Gov. Michael Easley and his family. Derek is a certified Polygraph Operator. He also had the pleasure to serve as The President of the Fraternal order of police of Johnston County, which was held for two years. Derek has worked for the Street Safe  program for the past three years.

George Ryan
Pasquotank County Lead Coordinator

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George has been a law enforcement officer for over twenty-nine years. He has been with the District Attorney’s Office since 1991 as an Investigator. George is past president of the North Carolina Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (NCPSAC) and is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of children. George has provided training for the past 28 years at local and national child abuse conferences throughout the United States. He serves as a trainer for the Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center and travels throughout a 17 state region conducting training in and promoting the advocacy of the multi-disciplinary method. George is also a trainer for the National Children’s Advocacy Center, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and the NC Conference of District Attorneys’ and an instructor in the Basic Law Enforcement Academy. He is the Co-Author of “The Correlation between Child Abuse, Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence” and the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. George currently serves as the StreetSafe Coordinator for Pasquotank County.

Chuck Bost
Brunswick County Lead Coordinator

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Charles “Chuck” Bost spent 30 years in law enforcement with the US Air Force, Wilmington Police Department, Leland Police Department and the University of North Carolina – Wilmington. He held several positions in that time as a patrolman, desk sergeant, shift commander, detective, patrol commander, investigations commander, support services commander and executive officer. He holds general instructor certification in North Carolina and is a certified Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a baccalaureate degree in liberal arts and master’s degree from Methodist University in Administrative Justice. He also has been an adjunct professor in criminal justice with Cape Fear Community College and Wesleyan University. Chuck currently serves as the Lead Coordinator for the Brunswick County Team and also acts as the Coordinator for our Life Skills Program.

James Merritt
New Hanover County Lead Coordinator

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James is a native of Wilmington, NC, and a graduate of Hoggard High School. He has been employed full-time with the Wilmington Fire Department since 2003, currently assigned to the Fire and Life Safety Division/Fire Marshal’s Office as a Fire Code Official/Investigator/Master Firefighter. During his years with the fire department, James witnessed and assisted during the devastating aftermath of countless motor vehicle accidents. Those experiences, as well as being a parent himself, fostered a desire to see new drivers learn to navigate roads safely and with confidence. In 2014, James joined StreetSafe’s team and has been fulfilling the role of an educator ever since.

Larry Cox
Durham County Lead Coordinator

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Larry was born and raised in Falls Church Virginia and moved to North Carolina in 1983. Larry has 27 years in law enforcement, most of those with the Durham Police Department. He has spent 12 years as a traffic crash Investigator/Reconstructionist, was certified by the United States Park Police as a police motorcycle instructor in 2006, is a general instructor, a chemical analyst, and a RADAR operator. Larry has been speaking to young people for 19 years about the dangers and consequences of bad decisions on the road. He joined StreetSafe in 2016 and is passionate about reducing the number of traffic crashes through education.

JJ Sherrill
Forsyth County Lead Coordinator

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JJ started his career in law enforcement in 1999 with the Kernersville Police Department and transferred to the Traffic Enforcement Division in 2005. In 2007 JJ left the Kernersville Police Department and joined the North Carolina State Highway Patrol where he is currently assigned to the West Motor Unit. JJ is a general instructor, motorcycle instructor, and a traffic crash reconstructionist. JJ has worked with StreetSafe in Davidson and Guilford Counties and currently serves as our Forsyth County Lead Coordinator.

David Dempsey
Beaufort Lead Coordinator

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David Dempsey is from Pitt County and has worked with the Ayden Police Department since 2003. David has his Advanced Law Enforcement certification. David has risen to the rank of Chief of Police with the Ayden Police Department. David started working with street safe in 2016 in Pitt and Beaufort counties. Currently he is the Outside Coordinator in Pitt County and the Lead Coordinator in Beaufort County. David has two daughters who both work for StreetSafe.

Jeffrey Hood
Wayne County Lead Coordinator

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Jeffrey was born in Syracuse, NY into a military family and quickly relocated to Grantham, NC where he was raised. Jeffrey began his law enforcement career in 2010 when he completed the BLET program at the age of 22. He was hired with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office before he completed graduation. He served as a School Resource Officer until completion of BLET and then was placed on Patrol. After patrolling for a short while he felt he would best serve as a School Resource Officer to protect the children and community where he lives. He served as a School Resource Officer for 10 years throughout 3 different high schools in Wayne County. During the summer months in this time frame, he assisted with the investigations division and warrant squad division. He transitioned to the civil division in 2021 and currently serves as a corporal at the Wayne County Courthouse. Jeffrey began working with StreetSafe in 2018 when he was approached by a supervisor with the opportunity and helped assist with the program starting up in Wayne and Lenoir County.

Jeffrey Spencer
Pitt County Lead Coordinator

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Jeffrey has been in law enforcement for 20 years, all of which have been with the Farmville Police Department.  He started with Farmville in 2003 and has held the position of Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Major, and is now the Chief of Police. Jeffrey holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate which he acquired in 2014.  Jeffrey started with StreetSafe in 2016 as an instructor for Pitt and Beaufort County and is currently the Lead Coordinator of our Pitt County Team. Jeffrey is also an instructor of StreetSafe’s Alcohol and Drug Education Program. 

Chase Cooper
Johnston County Lead Coordinator

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Chase was born and raised in Pine Level, NC. He is a 2011 graduate of Princeton High School. Once he graduated high school, he completed an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice at Johnston Community College. In addition, Chase then completed the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program in 2013 from Johnston Community College. He then began his law enforcement career in 2014 with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office. He has served as a Deputy on the Patrol Division, where he obtained training in DWI testing and Crisis Intervention. Chase also serves on the Search and Rescue team for the Sheriff’s Office as well. After several years working as a Patrol Deputy, he transferred to the SRO Division where he currently serves as a School Resource Officer at Princeton Middle/High School. Chase has been an active member with the Johnston County StreetSafe Program since 2015, where he previously served as a Training Instructor. Chase enjoys the opportunity to help and educate teen drivers with his gained knowledge in motor vehicle safety. When Chase is not working, he can be found at the Pine Level Vol. Fire Department, where he has served as a volunteer firefighter for over 13 years. In 2021, he was awarded the “Chief’s Award of Excellence” by the Pine Level Fire Department. In 2022, Chase was named “Firefighter of the Year.”  Chase also serves on the Johnston County Firemen’s Honor Guard Association. In addition, he recently received his Emergency Medical Responder Certification. Chase plans to continue to use his acquired knowledge to lead and train new instructors with StreetSafe and to help educate and mentor young teen drivers for years to come!  Chase currently serves as the StreetSafe Coordinator for Johnston County.

Specialized Instructors & Lead Coordinators

Charlie Pardo
Spanish Language Programs Lead Coordinator

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Charlie grew up in Puerto Rico and attended East Carolina University where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Charlie began his career in Law Enforcement over 20 years ago with the Chapel Hill Police Department in NC. He is currently a Sergeant in the Patrol Operations Division. Charlie also has his General Instructor Law Enforcement Certification and teaches Basic Law Enforcement Training. He is bilingual and has a passion for working with the Spanish speaking population of NC. Charlie was instrumental in getting our Spanish Language Sessions going and is now the Lead Coordinator of our Spanish Language Programs.

Kim Miller
EMT EVOS Lead Coordinator

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Kim Miller is a native of Wake County and has been a paramedic since 1993. She began her career at Wake County EMS before transitioning to the role of a Critical Care Paramedic at WakeMed in Raleigh, NC. She was with Garner Magnet High School Public Safety Academy as the EMS Chief/Instructor for 51/2 years before moving to WakeTech Community College as a Paramedic Instructor. She is a Level 2 Paramedic Instructor and serves as the Level 2 Program Coordinator for the Department of Public Instruction. She has been with StreetSafe since 2018 and served as the Lead Coordinator for the EMT EVOS driver training.