Senior Staff



Born: Albemarle, NC
Marital status: Married
Children: 1 son/ 1 daughter

Education: Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from Pfeiffer University
Graduated Cum Laude

Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

H.S. Diploma from West Stanly High School in May 1981.

Completed the Criminal Investigator's Certificate Program at the North Carolina Justice Academy. He has over 2000 hours of in-service law enforcement related training.

Holds the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate as awarded by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

Graduate of the 222nd Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Began police work at Albemarle Police Department July 1986.

Moved to Concord Police Department in August 1988.

Has served as Patrol Officer I & Police Officer II, Detective, Sergeant, Captain, Patrol Major Bureau and now Major of the Support Services Bureau.

Areas of supervision have included the Problem Action Team, Housing Interdiction Unit, Patrol and Criminal Investigations. He currently manages the various hiring and training, budgeting, facility services, fleet management, community policing, and school resource officer team functions for the department.

Serves as a staff instructor for the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training Program.

Hobbies: Golf, computers, singing, and vacations.

Church affiliation: Member of the Central Baptist Church, Kannapolis.

Serves on the Board of Directors for the Cabarrus County Chapter of Mothers of Murdered Offspring and the Southern Select Community Credit Union.


MAJOR GARY HATLEY (Criminal Investigations)

Major Gary Hatley has been a Concord Police Officer since 1999. He began his career in law enforcement with the Stanly County Sheriff’s Department. He has an associate degree in criminal justice from Stanly Community College and graduated magna cum laude from Pfeiffer University with a B.S. in criminal justice.

Hatley is a member of Salem United Methodist Church where he teaches Sunday School, and served on the Board of Trustees and is chairman of the Cemetery Committee. He is president of the Millingport Men’s Club and a member of the Stanly County Farm Bureau Board of Directors.

Hatley holds an advanced law enforcement certificate from the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and N.C. Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission. He is a certified instructor with the commission.

His wife, Laura, works in the Cabarrus County IT Department.



Major Doug Wilhelm is a native of Kannapolis, North Carolina and graduated from A.L. Brown High School in 1980. He holds an associate's degree in criminal justice from Rowan Cabarrus Community College, and graduated summa cum laude from Western Carolina University with a bachelor of science in criminal justice. He earned an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, and a Criminal Investigation Certificate from the N.C. Justice Academy. He is also a certified instructor with the Commission.


Wilhelm started his career in law enforcement in 1989 as a Cabarrus County Deputy Sheriff and joined the Concord Police Department as a Patrol Officer in July of 1995. After working in the Patrol Division, Wilhelm served as a Criminal Investigations Detective and DARE/School Resource Officer before his promotion to Sergeant of Special Investigations in 2003. From 2007-2014, Wilhelm served as Captain of the Criminal Investigations Unit.


Major Wilhelm lives in Stanly County with his wife. He has been happily married for 30 years, and has three children and four grandchildren.