Search Begins For New Carolina Beach Police Chief

Carolina Beach Police Chief Chris Spivey announced his retirement effective December 1st, 2020. Chief Spivey came to work at the department in 2000 as a patrol officer and worked his way up through the ranks replacing former Chief Ken Hinkle following his termination from the department in 2015. Carolina Beach Police Chief Chris Spivey announced his retirement effective December 1st, 2020. Chief Spivey came to work at the department in 2000 as a patrol officer and worked his way up through the ranks replacing former Chief Ken Hinkle following his termination from the department in 2015.

Search Begins For New Carolina Beach Police Chief Featured

By / Local News / Wednesday, 12 August 2020 17:43

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council voted Tuesday August 11th, to hire a company to aid in the search for a new Police Chief following the announcement from current Chief Chris Spivey last month that he will retire in December of this year.
Carolina Beach Police Chief Chris Spivey informed the Town Council on Tuesday July 28th, that he will retire effective December 1st, 2020 after serving within the department for over 20 years.
Town Manager Bruce Oakley explained, "Chief Spivey was hired by the Carolina Beach Police Department in 2000 as a patrol officer. Throughout his more than 20 years of service with the Town, Chief Spivey rose through the ranks, serving in many capacities, including assignments with the Criminal Investigations Division, Narcotics Division, and Supervisory Command Staff. In 2015, he was appointed as the Chief of Police."
Chief Spivey remarked in his letter of retirement to Town Manager Bruce Oakley, "Thank you, town personnel and community members for all your support, assistance, and care along this journey. You have all helped fuel the passion for my service."
Oakley explained Chief Spivey will continue to work in his current position until a qualified replacement is found.
During the meeting on July 28th, Oakley explained, "Since I've been here I've never seen a Chief so committed and dedicated to the Town, to the staff, to the citizens. Police Chiefs are always on call but Chief Spivey has taken it to a whole other level. Anytime I've ever needed him no matter what time or no matter what he's got going on, whether he is on vacation... he responds in minutes."
Spivey explained, "It has been a journey and a roller coaster" and, "Twenty years is a long time. At this time it's perfect for me to spend a little more time with my family and after conversation with them, I've decided that December 1st, 2020 would be my retirement date."
Spivey thanked the entire Town staff and all police and fire personnel for their service over the years.
During the Council's August 11th, meeting, the Council voted to hire a Charlotte, NC, based company to aid in the search for a new police chief.

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