Longtime Hillsborough Officer to Retire
Monday, Nov. 27, 2017
Lt. Robert “Brad” Whitted will retire Nov. 30 after more than 17 years of service with the Hillsborough Police Department.
“We congratulate Lt. Whitted on his retirement and wish him all the best,” Police Chief Duane Hampton said. “We will miss his presence, but the impact of his distinguished career will be felt for years to come.”
During his years of service to the Town of Hillsborough, Whitted served as a patrol officer, patrol corporal and a patrol sergeant before taking a position as a detective within the Investigations Division in 2006. In 2008, he was promoted to lieutenant and returned to the Patrol Division as commander. He is currently assigned as the administrative lieutenant responsible for managing special events, recruiting, and internal monitoring.
Whitted is a Hillsborough native who grew up on Exchange Park Lane and graduated from Orange High School. After high school, he served honorably with the United States Air Force from August 1980 to September 1988. He then began his career in law enforcement, working with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Department of Corrections before joining the Hillsborough Police Department.
“I will find something to keep me busy as I enjoy my retirement,” Whitted said. “I will miss my fellow law enforcement officers, but I plan to stay in touch with the friends that I have acquired. There will be little time left after spending time with friends and family.”
Whitted will be recognized Dec. 11 at the Board of Commissioners meeting at the Whitted Human Services Center, 300 W. Tryon St. The Police Department will also celebrate Whitted’s accomplishments at a retirement luncheon.