Carolina Beach Selects New Police Chief: Lt. Chris Spivey

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By / Local News / Thursday, 03 September 2015 04:00

 


Lt. Chris Spivey has been promoted to Police Chief

By: Willard H. Killough III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - Carolina Beach Town Manager Michael Cramer informed the Mayor and Town Council Thursday morning that he has selected Lt. Chris Spivey for promotion to the position of Police Chief effective September 9th. In an email to Council Cramer explained, "Dear Council, After hours of deliberation and discussion with the interview panel I have decided to promote Lt. Chris Spivey to be our next Chief of Police.  Chris has the right temperament and understanding of the community to successfully lead our organization into the future. Chris has worked as a patrolman, detective and lieutenant during his years with our department and is intimately involved with the scheduling of the staff.  Chris is an out of the box thinker and a participatory problem solver who will utilize all of our resources to make solid decisions for our community.  I have discussed this decision with Chris and he has accepted the position. I have also discussed this decision with the other internal candidates and will discuss the results with the external candidates today.  I am sure that the word has already begun to creep out, but I intend on announcing my decision to the police staff tomorrow.  I would like to make the announcement to the public during my Manager’s Update at the Council Meeting on September 8th.  Given the proximity to the Labor Day Weekend, Captain Humphries will remain in charge until September 9th.  This should continue a strong chain of command throughout this important weekend.  If you have questions please let me know. Thank you for your patience and support during this process."

UPDATE: The Town issued a press release Friday afternoon announcing Spivey's promotion to Police Chief.

The Town of Carolina Beach is proud to announce the appointment of Lt. Chris Spivey as the new Police Chief. Lt. Spivey was originally hired by the Town on July 7, 2000 as a patrol officer and was promoted to Special Duty Corporal on July 7, 2001. He served as a Corporal until October 11, 2004 when he was promoted to Detective. On February 19, 2008 he was transferred to the patrol division as a Sergeant and then promoted to Lieutenant on November 12, 2013. Lieutenant Spivey has proven his abilities through his upward mobility in the department over the past 15 years. He possess the right temperament for management and has a positive understanding of the community. He is an out of the box thinker and a participatory problem solver who will utilize all of our resources to make solid decisions for our community. These attributes will help him successfully lead the department into the future. Chris has accepted the offer and will start his new assignment on September 9th at a salary of $70,000. He will be presented with his Badge on September 8, 2015 at the Town Council meeting. A Special Thanks goes out to Captain Harry Humphries for his tireless dedication and help managing the department since May.

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