Sheriff Richard H. Webster


Message from the Sheriff

Welcome to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office web site. This site has been created as a public service for our citizens and others who are interested in our operations. The Chatham County Sheriff's Office includes a dedicated staff that is firmly committed to providing professional law enforcement services to the citizens and businesses in Chatham County. We sincerely hope you enjoy visiting our web site.
Sheriff Richard H. Webster
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Professional Experience

Chatham County Sheriff’s Office 20 years
Pittsboro Police Department 2 years
UNC-Chapel Hill Public Safety Reserve Officer 7 years
NC Driver License Examiner 6 years

Professional Education and Accomplishments

International Academy of Public Safety Leadership & Ethics Excellence Award
North Carolina Sheriffs' Association 10+ Years of Service as Sheriff Award
North Carolina Sheriffs' Association Leadership Institute Graduate (1st Class)
National Sheriffs’ Institute Graduate (86th Class)
Associate Degree in Business Administration
Advanced Service Award, Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission
Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate, Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate, Police Education and Training Standards Commission
Officer of the Year at the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office 1997
Original Member of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Special Incident Response Team (SIRT) Commendation for Hostage Rescue Chatham County Sheriff’s OfficeCommendation for Drug Seizure Chatham County Sheriff’s Office
Instructor in Law Enforcement
Field Training Officer at Chatham County Sheriff’s Office and Pittsboro Police Department
Substitute teacher – Chatham County School System 

Offices/Appointments - North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association/Other Entities

Chairman, Executive Committee, North Carolina Sheriff's Association 2012
Elected President, North Carolina Sheriff's Association 2011
Elected 1st Vice-President, North Carolina Sheriff's Association 2010
Elected 2nd Vice-President, North Carolina Sheriff's Association 2009
Domestic Violence Commission 2008 - 2010
Domestic Prepareness and Readiness Committees 2008 - 2009
Chaplain (West) Co-Chair 2008 - 2009
Legislative Committee 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2009
Sergeant at Arms 2005 - 2009
Training Committee 2006 - 2009
Resolutions Committee 2003 - 2007
Recommendations Committee 2004 - 2007
North Carolina Police Corp Board 2004 - 2006
2005 Professional Advancement Committee 
2005 Governors’ Crime Commission Criminal Justice Improvement Focus Group 

Professional Memberships

National Sheriffs’ Association
North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association
North Carolina Police Executives Association
Central Carolina Community College Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
Leadership Council for Chatham and Orange Counties
Alternative Sentencing Committee
Domestic Violence Criminal Justice Task Force
Sexual Assault Response Team
Community Advisory Panel – Honeywell Inc. Moncure Plant
Chatham County Safety Committee

Civic Board of Directors and/or Memberships

Columbus Lodge #102 AF&AM
Rotary Club
Ruritan Club
State Employee’s Credit Union-Advisory
Chatham County Habitat for Humanity Capital Campaign
Chatham County Partnership for Children
Chatham Outreach Alliance (CORA) The Chatham County Food Pantry

Community Involvement By Volunteering

United Way of Chatham County Ormsbee Robinson Award
Chairman, Chatham CROP Walk for World Hunger 
CORA Annual Hunger Walk Fundraiser
Northwood High School Baseball Team Public Address Announcer
United Way of Chatham County "Master of Ceremonies" for outstanding volunteers
Chatham County Council on Aging "Master of Ceremonies" for Taste of Chatham fundraiser 
North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run
Relay for Life - Chatham County
United Way of Chatham County Evaluation Committee
Chatham County Dispute Settlement Center
Family Violence and Rape Crisis (FVRC)
East Chatham Baseball – Coach 
Brown's Chapel United Methodist Church
Chatham Animal Rescue Education

Experience, Education, Accomplishments, Appointments, Memberships, Board of Directors, and Community Involvement
(Past and Present)
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Last updated: 10/9/2013 4:50:25 PM