Perry Hale Promoted to Nags Head Police Chief

By on September 27, 2022

Nags Head Police Chief Perry Hale.

The Town of Nags Head announced on Sept. 27 that Perry Hale has been elevated from the post of interim chief to the chief of the Nags Head Police Department. Hale took the interim slot after the sudden departure of former Nags Head Police Chief Phil Webster in early August.

Here is the announcement.

Town Manager Andy Garman is pleased to announce that Interim Police Chief Perry Hale has been selected to lead Nags Head’s Police Department. Chief Hale, who has acted as the Town’s interim police chief since early August 2022 and, prior to that, served as the deputy police chief for five years, has over 20 years of law enforcement experience, all within the local Outer Banks community.

Hale started with Nags Head in 2010 as a patrol officer and was promoted several times, serving as sergeant, lieutenant, deputy chief, and now chief. He has also been called upon twice to serve as the Town’s interim chief. In addition to his experience with Nags Head, Hale spent eight years with the Town of Kill Devil Hills.

During his tenure in Nags Head, Chief Hale has directly supervised all the Town’s police divisions, including Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Animal Control, and Administration. He has taken a lead role in emergency management and response, internal security, special events, departmental training, and interagency coordination efforts.

Chief Hale is originally from Aulander, North Carolina in Bertie County. In 2017, he completed the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University.

According to Town Manager Andy Garman, “Chief Hale has dedicated his career to this community. Through his twenty plus years of local law enforcement service, he has developed relationships with partner agencies and community leaders and built trust with our citizens and departmental staff. He also understands the Town’s values and our unique issues.

“I’ve been fortunate to spend all of my law enforcement career on the Outer Banks,” said Chief Hale. “Nags Head benefits from a well-trained and professional police force thanks to long-standing support from our elected officials and staff. To be honest, while I am honored to be selected for the chief’s position, I am even more excited to lead the great group of men and women who make up our Police Department.”





  • Just a mom

    Congratulations, Sir!
    Thank you for your service and care for all of us in our community(s).

    Tuesday, Sep 27 @ 6:28 pm
  • Leary Sink

    Congrats to Chief Hale
    He will do an outstanding job

    Tuesday, Sep 27 @ 6:40 pm
  • Glenn

    Congratulations & thanks for your service!

    Tuesday, Sep 27 @ 7:52 pm
  • C A

    There ya go, well done Nags Head. Solid common sense move. Congratulations to Chief Hale. All the best to Nags Head.

    Tuesday, Sep 27 @ 7:57 pm
  • Adam

    Hope he is ready to deal with the bustling crime of people eating along the road and thinking about swimming in other peoples pools. Godspeed

    Wednesday, Sep 28 @ 8:34 am
  • Scott

    Best decision ever by the town!

    Wednesday, Sep 28 @ 11:35 am
  • Gary Dunstan

    Congratulations Perry! I know of no one more deserving of this position. Next time I see you, I’ll be honored to call you “Chief”. Best wishes to you.

    Thursday, Sep 29 @ 9:18 pm
  • Hendo

    Congratulations Chief, very Very VERY proud of you!

    Friday, Sep 30 @ 12:25 pm
  • Heather

    Congrats Perry
    Your hard work is paying off
    You will be an awesome Police Chief

    Friday, Sep 30 @ 1:36 pm
  • Suzi

    Outstanding decision Nags Head! Congratulations Chief Hale and thank you for you excellent service.

    Sunday, Oct 2 @ 9:07 am