Phil Webster

Phil Webster

Phil Webster had run department in North Myrtle Beach

The Town of Nags Head has hired Phil Webster to be its police chief, following the recent retirement of Chief Kevin Brinkley. In June 2017, Webster retired as North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina’s police chief, where he managed 116 employees. 

“I believe Phil will be a terrific fit for Nags Head’s Police Department,” said Nags Head Town Manger Cliff Ogburn said. “His enthusiasm and dedication to helping people, as well as mentoring officers, is one of the attributes that impressed me during our meetings.”

Webster takes over from Deputy Police Chief Perry Hale, who has been serving as interim chief following Brinkley’s retirement in August 2018.  Webster spent his entire 25-year career with the North Myrtle Beach Police Department, with the last three and a half years as its chief. He holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina. In addition, Webster is a Marine Corps veteran. 

Webster’s resume boasts implementation of multiple strategies and processes to bolster community relations and increase departmental transparency. He also brought various employee training programs to the North Myrtle Beach department, including sessions focusing on fair and impartial policing.

“I am excited and honored for the opportunity to serve the citizens of Nags Head as a law enforcement officer and police chief,” said Webster. “I have met the men and women of the Nags Head Police Department and Town staff and am impressed with their professionalism and friendliness. I look forward to forming new relationships and to becoming a part of the community.” 

The public is encouraged to come out and meet Chief Webster on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm at Waveriders Coffee and Deli at 3022 South Croatan Highway.


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