Command Staff

Chief Damon Williams

Damon Williams was sworn in as Mooresville Police Chief in April 2016. The Department consists of 112 employees and provides service to a population of approximately 35,000 residents. The Department has implemented a community based, neighborhood focused, preventive policing strategy that is data driven and relies on problem solving and collaborative relationship building.

Chief Williams graduated from Sandhill’s Community College with an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice, Fayetteville State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, and Columbia Southern University with a Master's Degree in Business Administration. Chief Williams has plans to continue his education by pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration. Prior to his career in Law Enforcement, Williams was an educator with the Moore County School System. Williams also worked as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Sandhill’s Community College and Edgecombe Community College. Prior to coming to Mooresville, Williams was the Police Chief in Tarboro, NC. Before his time in Tarboro he also served various roles with the Taylortown and Maxton Police Departments.

Deputy Chief Bryan Anderson

Deputy Chief Bryan Anderson has been with the Mooresville Police Department for 17 years. He was promoted to his current rank in 2010 and served as Interim Chief of Police from October 2015 until Chief Williams was appointed in April 2016. He currently commands the Headquarters District, responsible for Training and Recruitment, Records, Accreditation, Crime Analysis, Evidence, Internal Affairs Investigations and Logistics. Anderson has served as Patrol Captain (2008-2010) Administrative Captain (2007-2008), Patrol Lieutenant (2002-2008), Patrol Sergeant (2001-2002) and Patrol Officer (1999-2001).
Prior to serving with the Mooresville Police Department, Anderson served with the Salisbury (NC) Police Department for (8) years. Anderson holds General and Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor certifications through the NC Department of Justice.

Deputy Chief Anderson has an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice from Rowan Cabarrus Community College, Bachelors in Administration of Justice from Catawba College and Master’s of Justice Administration from Methodist University. He also has a graduate certificate in Police Executive Leadership through the University of Louisville, and is a graduate of the 115th Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute.

Major Gerald Childress

Major Gerald Childress has been with the Mooresville Police Department for 11 years, coming to the department in January 2005. He began his career in Mooresville as an investigator until being promoted in 2007 to Lieutenant acting as assistant supervisor for the Investigations Division. In 2011, Childress was promoted to Captain and continued his service in the investigations field as acting supervisor. Childress was promoted to the rank of Major in July 2012 and assumed command of the entire Patrol Division. Major Childress currently commands the MPACT East District, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, School Resources Officers and Public Safety Officers


Prior to serving with the Mooresville Police Department, Childress served with the Huntersville, NC Police Department in 1996 beginning as a patrol officer. While there he also served as a Field Training Officer and Criminal Investigator.

Childress received his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 1995, and his Master’s Degree in Justice Administration from Methodist University in 2010. Major Childress also graduated from graduated from the 62nd Session of the Administrative Officers Management Program (AOMP) at North Carolina State University, and the University of Virginia’s Leading, Educating and Developing (LEAD) program. In 2003, Major Childress obtained his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

Major Ron Chilton

Major Ron Chilton has been with the Mooresville Police Department for 18 years, coming to the department in June 1998. He currently serves as the commander for the MPACT West District. Upon coming to Mooresville, Chilton served in several capacities, including Patrol Officer, D.A.R.E. Officer and School Resource Officer. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2009 and served as the department’s Training & Recruiting Officer. In 2010, Chilton was promoted to Captain and supervised a squad in the Patrol Division. In July 2012, Chilton was promoted to the rank of Major and has overseen several aspects of the agency. These include Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Traffic Enforcement, Police Communications, Crisis Negotiations Team, and Special Response Team.

Prior to serving with Mooresville Police, Chilton served from 1996 to 1998 with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Department of Police and Public Safety as a Police Officer.

Major Chilton has an Associate of Arts Degree from Surry Community College and Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Additionally, Chilton graduated from the 65th Session of the Administrative Officers Management Program (AOMP) at North Carolina State University in April 2013.