Chief Whitley began his career with the Salisbury Police Department in April 1982 serving in various assignments including uniformed patrol officer, criminal investigator, drug interdiction team supervisor, police district supervisor and police district commander.
Chief Whitley was promoted to Deputy Chief in September 2003 and oversees the daily law enforcement operations for the City of Salisbury. He also commands the Special Response Team (SRT) and Police Ceremonial Honor Guard.
University of Virginia - Charlottesville
Senior Executive Institute, November 2009
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Institute of Government
Municipal Administration Certification, April 2007
Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy
Law Enforcement Executive Management School
Carolina Command College - Session 7, March 2004
Bachelor of Arts Degree - Criminal Justice, May 2003
N.C. Department of Justice
Advanced Law Enforcement Certification, August 1991