LCSO command staff

Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam (center) with his new command staff.

Sheriff Bill Beam announced his command staff Thursday morning at the Harven A. Crouse Law Enforcement Center in Lincolnton.

Billy Brooks was chosen as Beam’s Chief Deputy. His career with the LCSO began in 1996. He was serving as Captain of the Patrol Division when promoted.

Assistant Chief Deputy is now Matt Lykins, who’s been with the agency since 2004. He’ll carry the rank of Captain and will oversee the Patrol Division, Narcotics Division, Criminal Investigations and administration.

Charlie Greene was promoted to Captain and will oversee Detention Operations, civil and court deputies and prisoner transportation. Greene served in the NC Highway Patrol for 30 years before joining the LCSO 11 years ago.

Kelly Paris will lead the Criminal Investigations Division. He joined the LCSO in 2013.

Lester White was promoted to First Sergeant of the Civil and Court Division. He began his career as a 911 dispatcher in Lincoln County and has worked as a patrol deputy and patrol Sergeant. He’s worked lake patrol, criminal investigations, narcotics and animal control.

“I have confidence in their leadership abilities, decision making and common sense approach to getting the job done,” Sheriff Beam said in a press release. “Our goal is to work hard everyday to make the Sheriff’s Office the best it can be for every employee and provide the best service to the people of Lincoln County.”

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