Governor Pat McCrory appointed Mr. Graves to serve as the public member of the Board in May of 2015. Mr. Graves graduated from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol 68th Basic Patrol School in 1980 and served until his retirement in 2009 at the rank of Lieutenant. During his career with the Patrol, he served in Orange, Forsyth, Cumberland, Randolph, and Guilford Counties. His last assignment prior to retirement was Troop Executive Officer for Troop D Headquarters, Greensboro. He was awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2009, the Colonel’s Certificate of Achievement, and Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate.
After retirement from the State Highway Patrol, he joined Randolph Community College as the Director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness from September 2009 – January 2016.
On February 1, 2016, Mr. Graves was appointed and sworn-in as Sheriff of Randolph County.
Sheriff Graves is active in numerous church and community organizations and activities. He is a member of First Baptist Church, Asheboro, a Deacon (Past Chairman), member of the Executive Council and Adult Choir. He is a member of the Randolph Rotary Club, Past President 2012-13, a Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society member and Benefactor. He served as the District 7690 Rotary Foundation Advocate for Area 8 2013-2015 and received the Rotary Foundation District Service Award in 2015. He is currently serving as the Assistant Governor for Area 8. He is a member of Asheboro Masonic Lodge 699 (Past Master), Secretary, and the Oasis Shrine. A member of the Asheboro-Randolph Chamber of Commerce, serves as Chairman of the Government Committee, and is a 2002 graduate of Leadership Randolph.
In 2013, he was appointed to the NC Criminal Justice Information Network Governing Board by The Honorable Thom Tillis, Speaker of the NC House of Representatives.
Sheriff Graves resides in Asheboro with his wife Donna. They have two grown children, both married and two wonderful grandchildren.
He is honored to serve on The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy to support the Board’s mission to protect the public health, safety and welfare in pharmaceutical matters.