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Meet The Piedmont Triad Chapter Board

 

The Piedmont Triad Chapter covers Randolph, Rockingham and Guilford counties and has over 600 members. The Police Benevolent Association’s Piedmont Chapter Executive Board consists of Shane Woodall (president), Adam  Dyles (senior vice president), Karl Wolf (vice president) and Thomas Sescoe (secretary).

 

 

Shane Woodall (president)

 

 

Shane Woodall serves as the president for the Piedmont Triad Chapter. He was born and raised in Eden, N.C.  He graduated from Morehead High School in 1990.  He completed BLET at Rockingham Community College in 1999.

 

He started his career with dispatching for the Highway Patrol in 1993. In 1995, he began working dispatch with the Eden Police Department until 1999. 

 

In 1999, he joined the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office.  While at the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, he has served as FTO, patrol lieutenant and is a sergeant over the SRO program.  In 2006, he was named School Resources Officer of the Year.  In 2015, he won the National School Resources Officer of Year Award.

 

He has been married for 26 years to Janet.  They have two children, Katelyn,  24 and Sara, 19.  During his time off, he enjoys playing golf, woodworking and spending time with his family. 

 

“I'm a PBA member because to me, the PBA is my extended family in law enforcement and in times of need, the PBA will always be there,” says Woodall.

 

 

Adam Dyles (senior vice president)

 

 

Adam Dyles serves as the senior vice president of the Piedmont Triad Chapter.  He was born in High Point, N.C.  He has lived most of his life in Thomasville where he resides with his wife, Casey, and his daughter.

 

He graduated Ledford Senior High School in 2007. To further his education,  he attended Davidson County Community College where he earned an Associate’s Degree Applied Sciences in Criminal Justice.  In 2010, he  earned his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

 

He began his law enforcement career while attending college working as a police cadet for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Soon after finishing college, he began BLET.  He was a member of the 160th recruit class at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Academy. Once released from field training, he began working patrol in the North Tryon Division.

 

In 2011, he transferred to the High Point Police Department, where he serves. “I have had many great opportunities while working at High Point Police Department,” says Dyles.  He serves as a field training officer on third shift and has  found a passion for teaching new officers.  He also serves on the department’s Civil Emergency Unit as an assistant team leader as well as a member of the Honor Guard and peer support team.

 

He earned an Advanced Law Enforcement certificate from the N.C. Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission as well as an additional advanced certificate from Guilford Technical Community College in traffic enforcement and investigations, completing more than 500 hours of specialized training in crash investigation, impaired driving enforcement, speed enforcement, and other topics.

 

He was married in 2012 to Casey.  They have one daughter, Caroline, who is the light of their life and keeps  them busy. “Our family is constantly on the go and we love to travel. We have experienced many new cultures and experience in our travels. Our favorite trip was a recent trip to the Grand Canyon. We loved every minute of our time there and always look forward to our next adventure as a family,” says Dyles.

 

Dyles grew up in a law enforcement family.  His father was a police officer for over 25 years in Salisbury, N.C., and his mother was a 911 supervisor for the High Point Police Department for 34 years.

 

In the fall of 2011, his father retired from law enforcement. “It was truly a great honor of mine to serve in the same time as him, even though it was for a short time. My dad is the reason I became a police officer. I can distinctly remember the day when I was 7 years old that I decided I wanted to be a police officer like my dad. Seeing him in his uniform working a Christmas parade stirred something inside of me that day and I knew right then what I was called to do,” says Dyles.

 

If not spending time traveling, he enjoys all kinds of sports.  He is a huge fan of the Atlanta Braves and spends a lot of time watching their games and going to as many games as he can every year.  He has always had a passion for the outdoors.  He enjoys deer hunting, duck hunting and saltwater fishing.

 

Dyles says, “I have been a PBA member since 2012. I have contacted the PBA for various matters and I have always gotten great help and advice from everyone that I have talked to. The PBA to me, is peace of mind that if anything was to happen while at work, I may have a fighting chance as an officer in this crazy legal world we live in. When the opportunity came around to help start the Piedmont Triad Chapter again, I jumped at the opportunity. Working to help improve the lives of officers in any small way is a great honor to me and I hope that I am able to do that while serving the Piedmont Triad Chapter as senior vice president.”

 

 

Karl Wolf (vice president)

 

 

Karl C. Wolf serves as the vice president of the Piedmont Triad Chapter.  He was born in Smithtown General, N.Y., which is now on the list of haunted places in New York. He was raised in the community of lake Ronkonkoma, which is about 40 miles from Queens, N.Y. where his family took root from their German ancestry. 

He moved to High Point, N.C., with his parents in 1991.  His father retired from the Suffolk County Police Department in 1991, after serving his tour in the Army from the draft for the Vietnam War.  Throughout his father’s career, his father would have his cop buddies over for card games often and barbeques.  He says “ I would hear the stories and see the camaraderie. This intrigued me and was the  driving force later in life to strive to become an officer.” His mother was a career secretary and found work as a manager at an at home health care provider. His father also worked part-time at a dive shop owned by a fulltime police officer. 

 

“My father told me at a very young age that there were two choices in life about working,” Wolf said. “Go to school for a long time and get a job telling people
what to do or find a job you like and work hard at it.” 

 

He  went to work at 14 bagging coal during Christmas and repairing small engines in the warmer months.  A year later, he went  to work at a boat yard until he moved to North Carolina. 

 

After applying to multiple agencies, Kernersville Police Department agreed to put him through BLET.  He graduated BLET in 1994 and started his law enforcement career with High Point Police Department.

 

He worked patrol from 1995 to 1999.  During that span he worked on an experimental unit, Community Action Policing.  It was a jump out squad for street level drug dealers terrorizing neighborhoods.  This unit set the ground work for the later formed uniformed vice unit.  He went into the uniformed vice unit in 1999 and stayed until he decided to go back to patrol in 2003. He graduated from GTCC in 2003.  During this time, he also worked a year on a residential burglary task force.   

 

In 2004, he was selected to be a new handler for the K-9 Unit, which he currently serves.


He has specialized training in DWI, K-9, radar at scene of an accident, interview and interrogation, gun recognition, body language and many other courses with the different unit fields of expertise that he has worked in. He also participated in the Honor Guard for about  five years from 2004 to 2009.

 

He has two sons, ages 15 and 17, and a daughter, age 19. His goals are to teach his children honesty, humor, integrity and compassion.

When not serving, he enjoys fishing, camping and hunting.  He also enjoys surf fishing and relaxing in the sun and sand. “All three hobbies are a nice change of pace from the mean streets that we see in a city environment,” Wolf said.

 

 “I became a PBA member within the first year of becoming a cop,” he said.  My father was in the PBA in N.Y. and he was an advocate of joining. I joined for the benefits. Specifically, the legal benefit for legal services if you’re  involved in an OIS, a fatal car accident or similar event. I also feel that the PBA works towards North Carolina cops getting a voice and being heard within the North Carolina capital walls.  By ensuring to get fair and realistic changes to legislation that affects us and not letting bills slide by, by staying in the ears of representatives in Raleigh. I directly used the benefit of legal representation. The staff and attorneys are fantastic.  I was indirectly involved in other incidents where I was able to call my PBA attorney and get the ball rolling immediately.  A+ staff !!”

 

“I also feel the PBA pulls the brotherhood together and solidifies unity amongst officers,” said Wolf.

 

 

Thomas Sescoe (secretary)

 

 

Thomas Sescoe serves as the secretary of the Piedmont Triad Chapter.  He was born in Fairfax Va. in 1989. He was raised in Woodbridge, Va., until 1998 when he moved to Greensboro, N.C.  The move to N.C. took place due to him relocating with  his mother, who served in the U.S. armed forces.

 

Both his parents served in the U.S. armed forces and later held positions in local law enforcement agencies and federal corrections.  “Being that my parents were role models to me and have instilled the importance of hard work, morals, and service to the community, this, of course, motivated me to pursue a career in law enforcement,” says Sescoe. 

 

In 2008, he graduated from James B Dudley High School in Greensboro, N.C.  After working in the security field for several years, Thomas enrolled in Basic Law Enforcement Training and Guilford Technical Community College and completed training in the fall of 2011. He began his law enforcement career in 2012.   He has served with North State Company Police as a sergeant from 2012 to 2016 and the NCA&T University Police Department  from 2016 to 2019 as a field training officer and with the Police Bike Unit. In 1999, he chose to serve with the Greensboro Police Department.   He is assigned patrol and is a member of the Civil Emergency Bike Unit. 

 

He holds the following certifications: Intermediate Law Enforcement Certification, field training officer, interview and interrogation, LEBA Police Mountain Bike, RADAR operator, and Certified Chemical Analyst (intoxilyzer).

 

During his free time he enjoys spending time with family, traveling and exploring the country. He is a food connoisseur and competitive bass angler.

 

“I joined the PBA in 2016, when I was hired with NCA&T. I realized that in this career, you need protection, you need support and you need a voice. I joined so I could be represented and advocated for, when or if I ever encountered situations where it was needed. In any profession, you need protection from civil and criminal matters and liability. Law enforcement is no different. In 2018, I decided to explore the political side of the PBA after attending several candidate endorsement screening events with other colleagues. This made me want to become part of the voice, and the protection that the many thousands of criminal justice officers need throughout the state.

 

I believe that by becoming involved with the PBA, as a chapter board member, I can help address many of the issues that our criminal justice professionals face throughout the state on a regular basis. By serving as a board member, and working with local and state officials, I believe that we can better ensure that our criminal justice professionals are better protected, have ongoing support and that they have the recourses they need to continue and finish a healthy career,” says Sescoe.

 

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