DEPUTY CHIEF ALLEN OVERCASH
Deputy Chief Overcash began his law enforcement career in August 1983 as a patrol officer with the Concord Police Department. He was promoted to detective in 1989 and served in various roles in the criminal investigations unit. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1992, to Lieutenant in 1996, and to Captain in 1997, serving in a variety of assignments within the department during that time. In 2003, he was promoted to Major and supervised the department's first special investigations unit, which was specifically designed to review unsolved homicides as well as be the primary group of officers called upon to investigate serious crimes. He was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police in September, 2012.
Overcash is a graduate of Concord High School and holds Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Pfeiffer University. He is also a graduate of the 189th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. Overcash holds advanced certification and is a certified instructor through the North Carolina Department of Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
Overcash is a member and Past President of Concord Rotary Club where he is involved in various local and international service efforts. He is an active member of Forest Hill United Methodist Church where he works with youth as well as serving in a number of other church-related functions.
MAJOR WENDELL RUMMAGE
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 WALTER STOFFORD
Major Walter Stofford joined the Concord Police Department in 1992, as a police officer. He was promoted to sergeant in 1996, to Captain in 2001, and to Major in 2011. Prior to serving with the Concord Police Department he worked for UNC-Charlotte Police Department. He has also served his country proudly in the United States Air Force as a Security Police Officer.
Major Stofford is a 1993 graduate of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, where he earned an AAS degree in Criminal Justice. In 1997 Stofford graduated from Pfeiffer University with a BA in Criminal Justice.
His activities include being a member of the North Carolina Police Executives Association, an ex-officio member of Concord Downtown Development Corporation, and he is deacon of of New Life Baptist Church in Concord.
He and his wife April, who works as a Medical Records supervisor in Charlotte, have a daughter Brittany and a son Ashton.
I have always believed that true policing is only accomplished when the police and the community work together to reduce crime. If we work together, I have envisioned the City of Concord becoming one of the safest cities in North Carolina. The Patrol Bureau has made a commitment to work together with our citizens. We hope to accomplish the following goals as we work together:
* Educate our community on crime response and prevention
* Create a greater communication between police and citizens
* Reduce crime throughout our neighborhoods
MAJOR GARY HATLEY
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.