Chief of Police

The Police Chief’s office performs all administrative functions to include strategically planning the departmental goals and objectives from a long/short term perspective; projects and develops budgetary needs for the department and provides a justification to management; monitors monthly budget via purchasing; develops purchasing specifications; writes grant proposals.

Gregory C. Light

​Promoted to the Chief of Police for the City of Eden in January 2018

​Professional Memberships

​Member of North Carolina Police Executives Association

​Member of FBI National Academy Associates


​UNC School of Government -Municipal and County Administration – April 2017

​FBI National Academy Class of 254 – Quantico Virginia, September 2013

​Piedmont Leadership Academy – Guilford Technical Community College, February 2012

​Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) – GTCC, January 1992

​Rockingham Community College, 1990

​Rockingham Community College, 1987​


​Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate – The NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission

​Computer Forensic Examiner

​General Instructor

​Physical Fitness Instructor​

Professional Work Experience 1992 – Present: Eden Police Department

​Police Chief

Deputy Police Chief

​Administrative Captain

​Detective Lieutenant

​Detective Sergeant II

​Detective Sergeant

​Detective – General Investigations

​Detective – Drug Unit

​Patrol Officer

​Reserve Officer​

Accomplishments and Skills

​Established Computer Crimes Unit – A resource used by the Eden Police Department and other law enforcement agencies

​Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Instructor – Rockingham Community College

​In excess of 2,000 hours of training

​Lead investigator on numerous financial crimes

​Lead Investigator on numerous homicide crimes

​Experienced in collection and maintenance of investigative evidence

​Conducted undercover operations locally and for surrounding agency investigations​

Community Involvement

​Past Member of Eden Chamber of Commerce

​Member of the North Carolina Domestic Violence Commission Board

​Member Community Baptist School Board

​Member Rockingham County Mental Health Focus Group

​Member HELP Incorporated of Rockingham County

​Member United Way of Rockingham County

Member Eden Rotary Club

​A native of Eden, Greg joined the Eden Police Department in April 1992 as a reserve Police Officer. Greg has worked as a Patrol Officer and Investigator. After being promoted to Deputy Chief, Greg was selected to attend the 254th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA, graduating from the eleven-week training session through the University of Virginia in September 2013. Greg has also received his General Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. Greg is married to Wendy, and they have two children: a daughter Hannah, who is 17 years old, and a son Adam, who is 12 years old. When not working, Greg enjoys spending time with his family - coaching his daughter in basketball, and watching his son play soccer.

  1. Chief Greg Light

    Greg Light

    Police Chief
    Phone: 336-623-9755