Commendations and Recognitions

2021: North Carolina Sheriffs’ Assocation – Third Vice President

2020: Special Olympics North Carolina – Sheriff of the Year

2020: Humane Society of the United States – Humane Law Enforcement Award

2018-2021: North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association – Sheriffs’ Leadership Institute

2017: National Sheriffs’ Institute – Graduate

2017: Western Chatham NAACP – Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Citizen

2016: Chatham County Board of Commissioners – Unanimously appointed Sheriff of Chatham County

2012: Sheriff Richard Webster –  Top Gun Award

2008: Sheriff Lindy Pendergrass – Murder Investigation

2004: Sheriff Richard Webster  – Recognition for Outstanding Performance

2004: NC Jail Administrator Association –  Award for Jail Operations

2003: Sheriff Richard Webster – Meritorious Achievement

2002: Dr. Jane Brice – Instruction to UNC Medical Students on street drugs

2002: Chapel Hill High School – Juvenile Investigation

2001: NC Justice Academy – Producing Educational Videos for Law Enforcement statewide

1999: Sheriff W.E. “Billy” Smith – Disaster Relief in Kinston, NC

1999: Mayor Rosemary Waldorf – Flood Damage Response

1998: Special Agent Paul Sorensen – US Dept. of State, Diplomatic Security

1998: Town Manager Cal Horton – Security for President Carter for private event

1997: Chief Ralph Pendergraph – Peaceful Resolution to a Barricaded Person

1996: Captain Gregg Jarvies – Student Suicide Incident at Middle School

1996: Chief Ralph Pendergraph  – Security for Vice President Al Gore

1991: Chapel Hill Police Department –  Response to crowd control incident at Kenan Stadium

Training and Affiliations

2018: NC Sheriff’s Association – Auditing & Institute Curriculum Committee Member

2018: Chatham County Partnership for Children – Honorary Chairman

2018: NC Sheriff’s Association – Legislative Committee Member & Sergeant at Arms

2017: NC Sheriff’s Association – Auditing Committee Member

2017: Chatham County Opioid Prevention Leadership Summit Co-Chair

2017: NC Sheriff’s Association – Legislative Committee Member & Sergeant at Arms

2017: Attorney General – Appointed to Opioid Abuse Prevention Taskforce

2017: National Sheriff’s Institute (Aurora, CO) – Graduate

2016: 15B Bar Association – Joined the Racial Justice Taskforce

2016: NC Sheriff’s Association – Legislative Committee Member & Sergeant at Arms

2016: Organizing Against Racism Training

2016: Chatham County Emergency Operations – Asst. Emergency Manager

2013: Columbus Masonic Lodge #102 – Past Master

2012: NC Dept. of Justice, Sheriff Standards – Intermediate Detention Certification

2012: NC Sheriffs Education and Training Commission – Advanced Service Award

2011: University of Maryland – Group Crisis Intervention

2008: Administrative Offices of Court – Jury Video Production in Historic Courthouse

2008: US Dept. of Justice – Certified Law Enforcement Media Relations

2008: Wilson Community College- Internal Affairs Investigations

2007: Crisis Negotiator – Negotiating Critical Incidents

2007: National Sheriff’s Association – 1st and 2nd line Jail Supervisory Training

2007: Chatham County Leadership Instructor – Supervision, Management, and Team Leadership

2007: Appointed as Ambassador by the Board of Chatham County Commissioners

2006: NC Dept. of Justice – School Director for DOCC for Central Carolina Community College

2006: Chatham County Leadership Academy Graduate

2006: Emergency Operations – Operations Chief

2005: NC Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards – Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate

2005: Safe Communities/Safe Kids with UNC Health Care – chairman

2004: NC Sheriffs Standards – Detention Instructor General and Specialized

2004: Safe Communities/Safe Kids with UNC Health Care member

2004: NC Dept. of Justice – Specialized Physical Fitness Instructor

2003: AAA of the Carolinas – Certified Driving Instructor

2003: Chatham County Sheriff’s Office – Team Leader for Special Incident Responses

2002: Chatham County Sheriff’s Office – Training Officer and School Resource Officer Supervisor

2002: Chapel Hill Police – Special Incident Response Team Leader

2001: NC Criminal Justice – Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate

2001: NC Dept. of Justice – Rapid Deployment Instructor

2000: University Masonic Lodge #408 – Mason

2000: Amran Shrine Temple – Shriner

2000: York Rite – Knights Templar

1999: University Masonic Lodge #408 – Mason

1998: NC Dept. of Justice – Police Law Institute

1996: Juvenile Investigator – Specialized with juvenile victims and sexual assaults

1996: NC Criminal Justice – General Instructor

1996: North State Law Enforcement Association – member

1992: Chapel Hill Police Special Incident Response Team – member

1991: Durham Technical Community College – Basic Law Enforcement Training

1990: Chapel Hill Fire Department – Level III Firefighter

1990: Town of Chapel Hill – Public Safety Officer

1989: Alamance Community College – EMT-Paramedic

1987: Central Carolina Community College – Emergency Medical Technician

Work History

2016-Today: Chatham County Sheriff

2013-2016: Chief Deputy, Chatham County Sheriff’s Office

2012-2013: Major, Field Operations, Chatham County Sheriff’s Office

2006-2012: Captain of Special Operations – Court, Civil, and Detention Operations

2004-2008: Detention Admin. – Ensure care, control, and custody of inmates; safety of inmates, staff, and visitors; and uphold the constitutional rights of all citizens.

2002-2004: Chatham County Sheriff’s Office – Training Officer and School Resource Supervisor

1996-2002: Juvenile Officer – specialized with juvenile investigations, victims, and sexual assaults

1996-2002: UNC, Chapel Hill, Carrboro Crime Stoppers – Board Member

1993-2002: Community Officer – volunteered to be a community officer in low income communities; focus on rebuilding community infrastructure and quality of life.

1990-1993: Public Safety Officer – Police officer, Firefighter, Paramedic – mitigation and response to all emergency calls

1988-1991: South Orange Rescue Squad – Volunteer – Paramedic

1987-1990: East Chatham Rescue Squad –Volunteer – EMT

1986-1992: US Army Reserve

1986-1990: Revco Drug Store – Store Manager

1982-1986: Pope’s Hardware – Manager