Special to Iredell Free News

Maj. William “Bill” Hamby has been promoted to chief deputy over the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Enforcement Division.

Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the promotion on Friday.

Chief Deputy William Hamby

Hamby began his career with the 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 ICSO 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 and was promoted to lieutenant in 2009. He also served as a member of the ICSO Homicide Investigation Unit.

In 2014, 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, he was promoted to major, overseeing all Investigation Units, Crime Scene Investigators, and Property and Evidence Section.

Hamby graduated from North Iredell High School in 1989 and earned an associate’s degree in Applied Science Criminal Justice from Mitchell Community College. He graduated from Gardner-Webb University in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

Hamby graduated from the N.C. Justice Academy Criminal Investigators Certificate Program and the N.C. 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.

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.

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