Chief Percy Crutchfield has been a Law Enforcement Officer since 1988. Chief Crutchfield has a broad scope of law enforcement experience both as a town police officer and county deputy sheriff. He has served as a patrol officer, sergeant, investigator, and was the Lieutenant of Special Investigations for the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office prior to his appointment as Chief of Police. Chief Crutchfield has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice & Criminology, the Criminal Investigators Certificate from the North Carolina Justice Academy, is a certified law enforcement instructor, a specialized law enforcement instructor in Firearms and Hazardous Materials, and has his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificates from North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission. Percy also instructs in Basic Law Enforcement Training, In-Service law enforcement training, and has instructed for the International Academy of Public Safety. Chief Crutchfield has attended thousands of hours of law enforcement and emergency services related courses throughout his career. He has also served as a hostage negotiator, tactical team member, and has been trained in telecommunications.
Chief Crutchfield has been a lifelong resident of the Pittsboro area and has a strong commitment to the community. He has been a volunteer fireman with the Pittsboro Fire Department since 1986 and is involved in various community service organizations and/or committees. He is married to his wife of over twenty years Janet, and has a daughter, Morgan and son, Owen who both currently attend Chatham County Schools. Chief Crutchfield believes that the community of Pittsboro is and wonderful place to live and raise a family.