Tuesday, 23 January 2018 00:23

TOP STORY: Hamlet Police Chief Scott Waters Awards Certificates of Achievement to Two Hamlet Police Officers

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Officers Robby Carlisle (left) and Chad Haywood (right) were recently awarded certificates of achievement. Officers Robby Carlisle (left) and Chad Haywood (right) were recently awarded certificates of achievement. Photo courtesy of Hamlet Police Department.

HAMLET – Hamlet Police Chief Scott Waters announced the recent awarding of certificates of achievement to two of his officers.

Sergeant Robby Carlisle was the recipient of an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate.

Carlisle is a night sergeant with 24 years experience in law enforcement.  In 1993 and 1994, he worked for the Wagram Police Department before transferring to the Laurinburg Police Department where he was employed until 2013.  After a brief stint in the private sector, Carlisle returned to law enforcement, hiring on with the Hamlet Police Department in May of 2016. 

Carlisle has advanced quickly through the ranks, being promoted to night sergeant in May of 2017, obtaining his Intermediate Certification in September of that year, and then achieving Advanced Certification in November. 

It should also be noted that, subsequent to the receipt of a personal letter of appreciation from a grateful citizen, Chief Waters recognized Sgt. Carlisle for his extraordinary assistance in an emergency response situation in June of 2017.

Also, Officer Chad Haywood was awarded his Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate in December.

Officer Haywood is assigned to the Hamlet Police Department’s Patrol Division and is a relatively recent addition to the City’s finest.  Hired in November of 2017, Officer Haywood achieved his Intermediate Certification status in less than two months. 

A former deputy with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Department from 2013 through 2015, Haywood transferred to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Department for almost two years before returning to Richmond County and joining the Hamlet Police Department.

Certifications of this type are issued through the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission Law Enforcement Officers’ Professional Certificate Program.  Such a program is designed to attract highly qualified individuals into a law enforcement career, as well as acknowledge the superior achievements of those officers who qualify for merit-based recognition.