Robert Crosby named new Police Chief for Pendleton

We are pleased to announce that Robert “Robbie” Crosby has been named Pendleton’s newest Police Chief. Chief Crosby will transition into the position on November 30, 2020. Help us welcome Chief Crosby to Pendleton!

Robert H. Crosby

Robert Crosby graduated from the North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy in June 2002. Upon graduation, he was sworn in at the UNC-Charlotte Police Department where he was a Patrol Officer and Community Police Officer. Robert then left the UNC-Charlotte Police Department for the Town of Dallas, NC. There he served various roles. Robert served the Town of Dallas until he left to work with the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) in the Safety and Security Division. His current job is overseeing the Office of Professional Standards, with duties including: Internal Affairs, Hiring/Recruiting, Training/In-Service, and North Carolina Department of Justice compliance. Robert Still maintains a reserve position with the City of Kings Mountain assisting them with Patrol, Community Engagement, and Special Events assistance.

Robert has served in the United States Marine Corps as well as currently serves in the North Carolina Army National Guard. Robert has been deployed multiple times overseas, including Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Inherent Resolve.

Robert is married to Crystal. He is a member of New Life Baptist Church, where he is an Ordained Deacon. He is active in the church and plays on the church’s intermural/interchurch league teams.

His professional education includes North Carolina State University’s Law Enforcement Executives Program, the North Carolina Department of Justice’s Police Law Institute, Leadership Development for Law Enforcement Managers, Field Training Officers Course, Budgeting for Law Enforcement Managers as well as General Instructor Course, with Specialties in Firearms and Use of Force. He also is a certified Less-Lethal Instructor in TASER, OC, and Baton. He currently holds North Carolina’s highest Law Enforcement certification, the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate.