Chief of Police
Tad Kepley was appointed Chief of Police of the Lexington Police Department effective December 1, 2012. Having proudly served since 1985, he is a lifelong resident of Lexington. Chief Kepley is a graduate of Lexington Senior High School and Davidson County Community College. He received his Bachelor's of Science Degree from Western Carolina University in 2005. Chief Kepley's tenure includes service in the Patrol and Investigative Divisions, with promotions to Captain in 2005 and Major in 2009. Chief Kepley graduated from the 183rd Session of the FBI National Academy in 1995 and the Municipal Administration Course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government in 2012.
Major Mark Sink has direct oversight of the budget and grants for the Lexington Police Department. He works with Captain Rummage and Captain Scarboro to ensure all work tasks and job responsibilities are regularly reviewed to reduce work effort, improve efficiency and cut costs. Since 1991, Major Sink has served as Captain of the Investigations Division, Detective in the Vice/Narcotics Unit, Task Force Officer for the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, patrol officer, and K-9 handler/trainer. Mark received his Associates Degree in criminal Justice from Davidson Community College, an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Captain William Scarboro has been with the Lexington Police Department since 1990 and currently serves as Captain over the Investigation Division. Captain Scarboro has worked in the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations and Vice/Narcotics. He graduated from Trinity Senior High in 1986 and also graduated from Davidson County Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. William Scarboro has received his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate and is a graduate of the North Carolina Law Enforcement Executive Program at North Carolina State University. He was selected as the Officer of the Year in 2011 by the Lexington Area Crime Stoppers
Captain Robby Rummage has been with the Lexington Police Department since 1999 and currently serves as Captain over the Patrol Division. Captain Rummage has worked in the Patrol Division and Criminal Investigations. He graduated from West Davidson High School in 1994 and also graduated from Davidson County Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Captain Rummage received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Western Carolina University. Robby Rummage has received his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate and is a graduate of the North Carolina Justice Academy Management Development Program. Captain Rummage was named Officer of the Year in 2003 by the Optimist Club of Lexington.