Roger "Chip" Hawley became the chief of State Capitol Police in December 2018, nine months after joining the force as deputy chief. Prior to joining State Capitol Police, Hawley served 32 years with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, where he attained the rank of major.
Hawley attended Campbell University 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 also is a graduate of the Administrative Officers Management Program and was recognized as the Wake County Sheriff’s Officer of the Year in 2001. Hawley is a native of Coats, N.C. He is a member of the North Carolina Chief's Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and NC Police Executive Association.