A former state trooper and school resource officer has been hired by the Smithfield Police Department. Adriane Stone received her Oath from Smithfield Mayor Andy Moore last week.
Stone, whose father served in the US Army, was born in Germany and raised between Germany and Fayetteville, NC. She attended Douglas Byrd High in Fayetteville where she began high jumping, breaking numerous state and national records. She received a scholarship to St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, where she competed for the United States in numerous track and field events and also competed in two Olympic Trials. At one time, she was ranked as one of the top 10 jumpers in the nation.
Because of her determination and drive, Adriane moved from Hawaii to Clayton with her three children and began her own personal training business. She then pursued a career in law enforcement and was accepted to the NC State Highway Patrol Academy in 2012. In 2013, Adriane was the only female cadet to graduate from the NC State Highway Patrol’s 130th Academy.
Adriane says she felt passionate about working in her community so she left the patrol and was hired as the first African American female deputy at the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office. She was later promoted to the SAFE Team (Sheriff’s Aggressive Field Enforcement team). After two years on the SAFE team she was selected as a School Resource Officer at West Johnston High School.
Adriane comes with a wealth of knowledge, not only in law enforcement but community relations and an extreme love for people.
Adriane is the mother of three teenagers. Her oldest, Naelee, just earned a track and field academic scholarship at Campbell University, majoring in Biology pre-med. Her son, Kyzaiah, plays football for Cleveland High school, where Adriane is his volunteer high jump coach. Her youngest, Saidee, is a rising 8th grader and is a track and field, volleyball and basketball student athlete.
Officer Stone will fill a vacant position on the police department’s patrol division.