Hillsborough Officer to Retire

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017
Hillsborough Officer to Retire
Cpl. Doug Hemingway will retire Jan. 1 with nearly 10 years of service in Hillsborough.

Cpl. Doug Hemingway will retire Jan. 1 after more than nine years of service with the Hillsborough Police Department.

“We wish Cpl. Hemingway all the best on his well-deserved retirement,” Police Chief Duane Hampton said. “He has accomplished a lot in his years of law enforcement and should be very proud of his contributions.”

During his years of service to the Town of Hillsborough, Hemingway’s work has included serving as a traffic enforcement officer, including being assigned to the department’s former motorcycle unit. He currently works in the Patrol Division. While with the town, he achieved an advanced law enforcement certificate, instructor certificate and traffic crash reconstructionist certificate. In 2010, he was honored by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers of North Carolina with the Eastern North Carolina Police Hero Award for going beyond his job description to make roadways safer.

Prior to working with the Town of Hillsborough, Hemingway served as a deputy sheriff, patrol deputy, bailiff, narcotics officer and a school resource officer. He counts his two favorite agencies throughout his law enforcement career as Hillsborough and the Town of Yanceyville.

“I have enjoyed my time here working with the Police Department,” he said. “I have seen a lot of changes over the last 10 years, all for the improvement of training, officer selection and retention.”

In retirement, Hemingway plans to attend woodworking classes and start a new hobby.