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 Deputy Chief Steven Mark Whitley


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. 
Formal/Professional Education
  • 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
  • Livingstone College
    Bachelor of Arts Degree - Criminal Justice, May 2003
  • N.C. Department of Justice
    Advanced Law Enforcement Certification, August 1991
  • Rowan Optimist Club
    Law Enforcement Officer of the Year 2009
  • City of Salisbury Police Officer of the Year 2001
  • City of Salisbury Police Officer of the Year 1985
  • Rotary Club of Salisbury Young Officer of the Year 1985

 Contact Information

Deputy Police Chief
​Steve Whitley
(704) 638-5345