Special to Iredell Free News
Sheriff Darren Campbell on Tuesday announced the promotion of two veteran deputies to leadership positions at the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.
William Hamby is being promoted from captain to major. He will now oversee Investigations after supervising the School Resource Officers Unit and handling community outreach. Major Hamby has over 26 years of experience in law enforcement. He has worked as a patrol deputy and has experience in in all areas of investigations with the ICSO, including property crimes, the Special Victims Unit, narcotics investigations, and the Homicide Investigations Unit.
A graduate of North Iredell High School, Hamby graduated from Mitchell Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He attended Basic Law Enforcement Training at Wilkes Community College. He graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the Criminal Investigators Program at the N.C. Justice Academy. He is a graduate and was the Class 22 Vice President at the Management Development Program at the N.C. Justice Academy. Hamby is also a past president of the North Carolina Homicide Investigators Association. He has received his Advanced Training Certificate from the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission. He is a certified General Instructor and holds a Specialized Instructors Certification in Hazardous Materials and Explosives.
Matt Burleyson is being promoted to captain from lieutenant. He will supervise the School Resource Officers. Captain Burleyson has 21 years of law enforcement experience. He has worked as a School Resource Officer teaching D.A.R.E. and G.R.E.A.T.
He earned a master’s degree in Justice Administration from Methodist University. He also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology. Burleyson received his Advanced Law Enforcement Certifications from both the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission and the Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission. He is a General Instructor, and is currently the president of the N.C. Juvenile Officers Association.