Chief Lambert given honorary Chief of Police membership

by Feb 21, 2017NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments


HONORED: George H. Erwin Jr. (left), North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police executive director, presents an honorary membership in the association to Principal Chief Patrick Lambert. (NCACP photo)

FLETCHER – The Board of Directors of the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police (NCACP) unanimously voted last month to award Principal Chief Patrick Lambert an honorary membership in the association.

George H. Erwin Jr., NCACP executive director, noted, “This is only the second time that the NCACP has awarded an individual honorary membership in our forty-one year history.  Chief Lambert was recognized for his unwavering support of law enforcement and the rule of law.”

He added, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, ‘law and order exists for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose, they become the dangerously-structured dams that block the flow of social progress.’  Chief Lambert has exhibited his commitment to law and order and justice for every individual.”

The NCACP has held its annual statewide conference at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort since 2012 and is committed through 2020.  Erwin commented, “Chief Lambert and the EBCI have been the most gracious hosts of our conference, and we look forward to the next few years working closely with them.  Our most recent conference in Cherokee was the biggest and most attended in our history, due in part to Chief Lambert, the EBCI, and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.”