Command Staff

Chief Damon Williams
Chief Williams joined the Mooresville Police Department in 2016 after serving four years as Chief of Police in Tarboro, NC. He began his law enforcement career in 2005 serving in various roles at the Taylortown and Maxton, NC police departments as well as the Fayetteville State University Campus Police Department. Prior to law enforcement, Chief Williams was an educator with the Moore County School System and Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst and Edgecombe Community College in Tarboro.

Williams received his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Sandhills Community College, his Community College, his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Fayetteville State University, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University.
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Deputy Chief Gerald Childress
Chief Childress joined the Mooresville Police Department in 2005 after serving nine years with the Huntersville Police Department. During this time, he served as Investigator, Lieutenant, and Captain before being promoted to Major in 2012. Major Childress currently commands patrol squads assigned to Mooresville’s East District, which encompasses most locations in the Town limits within the 28115 zip code. He is a member of the Mooresville-Lake Norman Exchange Club Board of Directors and the International Homicide Investigators Association, as well as a mentor via Mooresville Graded School District’s “Change a Life” program.

Childress received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Lenoir-Rhyne University and his Master’s Degree in Justice Administration from Methodist University. He also graduated from the Administrative Officers Management Program (AOMP) at North Carolina State University and the University of Virginia’s Leading, Educating and Developing (LEAD) program. Childress obtained his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and is currently a Basic Law Enforcement Instructor at Mitchell Community College.
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Major Ron Chilton
Major Chilton joined the Mooresville Police Department in 1998 after serving two years as a Police Officer at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte Department of Police and Public Safety. Over the years, Major Chilton has served as Patrol Officer, DARE Officer, School Resource Officer, Training & Recruitment Officer, Patrol Lieutenant, and Captain before being promoted to Major in 2012. Chilton currently commands patrol squads in Mooresville’s West District, which primarily includes locations in the Town limits within the 28117 zip code.

Major Chilton received his Associate's Degree from Surry Community College and Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Also, he is a graduate of the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University.
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