Office of the Chief

Deputy Chief Jimmy Hughes

Deputy Chief Jimmy Hughes joined the Concord Police Department in 1998 and served as a patrol officer until he was promoted to sergeant in 2004.  As a sergeant, Hughes served in the Patrol Bureau, Special Investigations Division, and Criminal Investigations Division.  In 2013, Hughes was promoted to captain and served as the Charlie District Commander and in the Office of Management & Planning.  In 2017, Hughes was promoted to Major and served as the Patrol Bureau Commander until he was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police in 2019.

Deputy Chief Hughes is an original member of the SWAT team and has served in various positions, including SWAT Commander.  Hughes is a recipient of the Concord Police Department’s Meritorious Conduct Award, 2008 Officer of the Year, and the 2020 Robert J. Eury award - Cabarrus County’s highest award for law enforcement. 

Deputy Chief Hughes graduated from Pfeiffer University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management/Finance and is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum - Senior Management Institute for Police - Session 67.

If you are interested in a career with our department, please contact Sergeant Steven Zollars at 704-920-5006 or by e-mail at You may also access the required City of Concord Employment Application and F-3 form at

You may contact any coworker by calling the departments main line 704-920-5000.

I also encourage you to contact a member of the Executive Staff if you have a problem with one of our coworkers or have a question. Deputy Chief Jimmy Hughes, may be contacted at 704-920-5060 or by email at or Major Robert Ledwell, Patrol Bureau Commander, may be contacted at 704-920-5025 or by email at  Major Todd McGhee, Operations Bureau Commander, may be contacted at 704-920-5012 or by email at or Major Keith Eury, Administration Bureau, may be contacted at 704-920-5015 or by email at

My Executive Assistant is Crystal Green and may be contacted at 704-920-5007 or