London Ivey serves as a Sergeant in the Community Services Division


Sergeant Ivey grew up in southern Orange County outside of Carrboro. He is a 1987 graduate of Chapel Hill High School. Hailing from a law enforcement family (his great grandfather was the Town Constable for Carrboro and his father served with  UNC Chapel Hill Police), Sergeant Ivey is third generation law enforcement. He his brother Freddie also serves as a deputy.


After high school, Sergeant Ivey attended Alamance Community College, taking classes in criminal justice and corrections. He worked as a civilian security monitor with the Chapel Hill Police Department in 1994. Also that year, he put himself through the Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy at Vance Granville Community College. He then worked in Raleigh as a police officer for York Company before being hired by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in July of 1995.


First assigned to the Detention Center, Sergeant Ivey completed Basic Detention Officer Training at Vance Granville Community College in 1996. At the suggestion of then-lieutenant and now retired major David Caldwell, Ivey did more than 300 hours of ride-along observation with deputies to learn more about a patrol deputy’s job and the geography of Orange County. After serving for a time in the patrol division, Ivey spent 19 years as a school resource officer, eventually working in all three middle and both high schools. During this time, in 2011, he became a sergeant.


Ivey holds an advanced law enforcement certificate, the advanced service award, the advanced SRO certification, and he was named the Sheriff’s Office Officer of the Year in 2006.


Sheriff Blackwood transferred Sergeant Ivey to the Community Services Division in August 2019. He now works with a wide variety of agency programs and initiatives related to service and safety. He has primary responsibility for the Josh’s Hope database and the Life Track Program.


Address: 106 E. Margaret Ln. Hillsborough, NC 27278


Phone: (919) 245-2914