Police - Administration
The Administrative Operations includes the Chief of Police, Command Staff, and the Administrative Assistants. Their responsibilities include: day-to-day operations of the agenc; recruiting, hiring, and training of personnel; records retention; purchasing equipment; and developing policies and procedures that ensure that the citizens of Asheboro are provided with professional service.
Jody P. Williams
Chief of Police
Chief Jody Williams began his career in 1991 as a Patrol Officer with the Asheboro Police Department. He then served as a detective in the Vice/Narcotics Unit and as a Field Training Officer until 1999 when he was promoted to Sergeant. He served as a sergeant in Special Services, Vice/Narcotics Unit and as an ALERT Team Leader for the department’s SWAT Team. In 2003, he was promoted to Lieutenant and was a Patrol Team Watch Commander until 2006 and then served as CID Commander. In April 2009, he was promoted to the rank of Captain where he served as the Criminal Investigations Division Commander until 2010 and then served as the Administrative Division Commander until 2012 and then was transferred back to Criminal Investigations. He was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police in 2013, where he managed the department’s Internal Affairs Investigations. Williams was promoted to Chief of Police in February 2015. Williams holds an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Randolph Community College and a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Gardner-Webb University.
Assistant Chief of Police
Assistant Chief Jim Smith received a Bachelor's Degree from Appalachian State University in 1991 with a BS in Criminal Justice. He began his career in 1992 as a patrol officer with the Asheboro Police Department. Between 1993 and 1996, Smith served as a Vice Narcotics detective. Following his time in Vice Narcotics, Smith headed back to the patrol unit where he was promoted to sergeant. He then served as Court Liaison Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, and Street Crimes Sergeant until he was promoted to Lieutenant. While Lieutenant, Smith also was the Patrol and Special Operations Commander. He then was promoted to Captain and then Major of the Asheboro Police Department. In 2009, he received his Master's Degree in Justice Administration from Methodist University. In March 2015, Smith was then promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and serves as the Assistant Chief of Police.
Major Mark Lineberry began his career in 1992 as a patrol officer with the Asheboro Police Department. He has served as a detective in the Criminal Investigative Division and was promoted to Sergeant in 2004. He served as a Detective Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, and Master Sergeant until he was promoted to Lieutenant in 2008. He was promoted to Captain in 2013, and then to the rank of Major on July 1, 2015 and is assigned to Operations Command. Lineberry holds an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Randolph Community College, Graduate of Administrative Officers Management Program at NC State University in 2009. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Gardner-Webb University in December of 2015 with a BS in Criminal Justice.
Captain Robbie Brown began his career with the Asheboro Police Department in 1995 as a patrol officer. He has served as a Detective in the Vice/Narcotics Division, Traffic Crash Investigator, Street Crimes Officer, K9 Handler, SWAT Team member and was promoted to Sergeant in 2007. He has served as a Detective Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, Street Crimes Sergeant, and K-9 Sergeant until he was promoted to Patrol Lieutenant in 2012. He has served as the SWAT Team Commander, Internal Affairs Investigator, and Background Investigator. Brown was promoted to the rank of Captain in July 2015 and is assigned to Support Operations. Brown holds an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Randolph Community College, an Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts Criminal Justice Degree from High Point University, and is a graduate of North Carolina State University's Administrative Officer Management Program (AOMP) 56th session.
Captain Jason Cheek began his career with the Asheboro Police Department in 2001 as a patrol officer. He has served as a Field Training Officer, Park Ranger, SRO (School Resource Officer), and a G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) Instructor in Asheboro City Schools. Cheek was promoted to Sergeant in 2009 and assigned to patrol. He was promoted to Lieutenant 2012, assigned as a patrol team watch commander, transferred to Special Operations in 2013 and commanded the CRT (Community Resource Team) and Traffic Enforcement/Accident Team. Cheek was promoted to the rank of Captain in July 2015 and commands Field Operations. He holds an Associate Degree from Randolph Community College, a Bachelor Degree from Gardner-Webb University, and a Master of Justice Administration degree from Methodist University. Captain Cheek is a graduate of AOMP (Administrative Officers Management Program) at NC State University.