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Chuck Hasty has announced his intention to file for an at-large seat on the Halifax County Board of Commissioners.

He released the following statement this morning:

“After prayer, discussion with my wife, family, and the announcement of my retirement from law enforcement during the filing period in December, it is my intent to file for one of the three at-large seats for Halifax County Commissioner.”

Hasty said he began his career in law enforcement in 1991 and has served in various capacities during his career. 

“I started at Odom Correctional Institution as a correctional officer and served as a lead correctional officer, and correctional sergeant. While with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office I served as a deputy, patrol sergeant, investigator, patrol lieutenant, and investigative lieutenant. I served at Halifax Regional Medical Center as the chief of security. 

“With the Northampton County School System I served as a school resource officer at Northampton County High School. While working with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office I was an investigator and investigative captain. I have served as a police chief at the Roanoke Rapids Police Department, and I am currently the police chief of the Enfield Police Department.”

He received an associate’s degree from Halifax Community College in criminal justice technology and a bachelor of science in criminal justice administration from Columbia Southern University. 

He holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission and North Carolina Sheriff’s Training and Standards Commission; A Criminal Investigator Certificate from the North Carolina Justice Academy and is a Certified Criminal Justice Instructor through North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards. 

During his law enforcement career he has received the following awards:

Roanoke Rapids Optimist Club Law Officer of the Year

Halifax Community College Community Support Award

Roanoke Rapids Optimist Club Jay Harris Friend of Youth Award 

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Law Enforcement Commendation Medal.

“I will be focusing on economic development for all of Halifax County, by working with the municipalities on economic development together,” he said. “Each part of the county has their own unique qualities. We need to focus on and develop these qualities. As municipalities start thriving it then causes a ripple effect for the entire county.” 

Hasty said, “I will also focus on looking at ways we can improve the services that the county provides, while trying to lower taxes and keep the great local business and industries here and looking for ways to create opportunities for new and innovative sustainable industries to come to Halifax County creating jobs.”

He said, “Keeping Halifax County safe will also be a priority — making Halifax County a safe place to live, raise children and a place to visit to enjoy all the things Halifax County has to offer. 

Keeping and retaining qualified and hardworking county employees will be on the forefront as well.” 

He will work on improving the educational systems in Halifax County. 

He currently serves on the Halifax County 911 Board, he is the Halifax County Crimestoppers Law Enforcement liaison for Enfield and serves on the Board for Hear Our Voices, a child abuse prevention and advocacy organization.

He is a member of Victory Baptist Church and has three children — Trey, Macie, and Karson. He has been married to his wife Tonya for 14 years.

“I would appreciate your vote and support as your Halifax County commissioner,” he said.