About Greg Seabolt

Greg and his wife Candace have been married for 28 years. They have two children, son Hunter and daughter Jordan. Greg spent 30 years with the North Carolina Highway Patrol before his retirement in 2013. 

Greg was born in Denton, NC in 1962. He was cared for by his grandmother Ms. Bertha Cranford for the first 12 years of his life. At that point, Greg moved in with a close family member - Blenda Skeen - who had two children close in age with Greg. Ms. Skeen accepted Greg into their family at a very vulnerable time in his life. Upon graduation from Denton High School, he continued his education at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC where he studied Business Administration and played football for the Quakers. After leaving college, Greg applied with the North Carolina Highway Patrol and was accepted into the 76th Basic School. After graduation, he spent 11 years in Guilford County before transferring to Randolph County. He married his wife, Candace and started a family in 1989.

 

Law Enforcement Training and Background

Greg was selected to be a field training officer early in his career as a Trooper with the North Carolina Highway Patrol. This enabled him to act as a supervisor to the many officers he trained throughout his career. He served as a precision and defensive driving instructor at the North Carolina Highway Patrol Training Academy in Garner, NC from 1994 until 2013. He also had the privilege of teaching Basic Law Enforcement Training at the Randolph County Emergency Services Facility in Asheboro, NC. Greg was also selected to represent Troop D as a trained facilitator and complete Quality Management coursework. 

In 2003, Greg volunteered to work a permanent third shift in order to coach football at a local high school. He was the only trooper working Randolph County past midnight each night. This gave him the opportunity to work with deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office and he became aware of the workings and needs of the agency. Greg assisted the sheriff's office on calls and worked closely with deputies throughout his shift. "I know how important it is to have a good working relationship with other law enforcement entities throughout the county."

 

OPERATION RED SLEIGH

In 1999, Greg organized and created Operation Red Sleigh,Inc to help Randolph County's under-privileged children and their families at Christmas time. Volunteers throughout Randolph County help with preparing and serving meals during the Christmas program. After being brought up in a household with a limited income, Greg understood the importance of helping those who are less fortunate in the holiday season. The program continues to grow each year has helped over 7,000 children since its existence. The main fund-raiser is annual July bicycle ride that begins and ends in Randolph County.  

                                            

Greg with red Sleigh Kids.
Greg with Red Sleigh Kids.

                                                                     

2009 National Trooper of the Year Award

 Las Vegas, NV

 

 

"No matter how good you think you are as a leader, my goodness, the people around you will have all kinds of ideas for how you can get better. So for me, the most fundamental thing about leadership is to have the humility to continue to get feedback and to try to get better - because your job is to try to help everybody else get better."

Jim Yong Kim.
 

 

                                                                          
 

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