Please join me in congratulating Major William “Bill” Hamby on his promotion to Chief Deputy over Enforcement Division.
Chief Hamby began his career with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 after serving five years with the Taylorsville Police Department where he worked in patrol and investigations. He worked in the Patrol Division in southern Iredell County until he was promoted to Detective Sergeant in the Criminal Investigation Division in February 1999. He then moved to the Special Victims Unit when it was formed in 2004. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2009. Hamby served as a member of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Investigation Unit.
In 2014, Chief Hamby was promoted to Captain and supervised the Narcotics Investigations Division. Then in 2018, he was assigned to supervise the School Resource Officers and Community Relations, Division. In 2020 Chief Hamby was promoted to Major, overseeing all Investigation Units, Crime Scene Investigators, and Property and Evidence Section.
Chief Hamby graduated from North Iredell High School in 1989, and Mitchell Community College in 1992 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science Criminal Justice. He attended Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) at Wilkes Community College in 1992. He graduated from Gardner-Webb University in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
Chief Hamby graduated from the North Carolina Justice Academy Criminal Investigators Certificate Program and the North Carolina Justice Academy Management Development Program Class 22, where he was Class Vice President. He is a past President of the North Carolina Homicide Investigators Association.
Chief Hamby earned his North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission Advanced Training Certificate. He is a Certified Criminal Justice General Instructor and holds a Specialized Instructors Certificate in Hazardous Materials and Explosives.