Roger "Chip" Hawley became the chief of the State Capitol Police in December 2018, nine months after joining the force as deputy chief. Prior to joining State Capitol Police, Hawley served 33 years with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, where he attained the rank of major in both the Patrol Division and the Criminal Investigative Division.
Hawley holds a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University. He also is a graduate of the Administrative Officers Management Program and has received a variety of specialized law enforcement certifications including Law Enforcement Motorcycle Operator and Instructor, specialized knowledge in special events/mass gatherings and law enforcement general instructor. He was recognized as the Wake County Sheriff’s Officer of the Year in 2001. Hawley is a native of Coats, N.C. He is an Executive Board member of the North Carolina Chief's Association, an Executive Board member of the NC Police Executive Association and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.