Carolina Beach Hires New Police Chief Following Retirement Of Chief Spivey

The Town of Carolina Beach recently voted to hire a new police chief to fill the position following the retirement of  outgoing Chief Chris Spivey. The Council hired retired State Highway Patrol Officer Vic Ward, He will begin his new position on December 1, 2020. The Town of Carolina Beach recently voted to hire a new police chief to fill the position following the retirement of outgoing Chief Chris Spivey. The Council hired retired State Highway Patrol Officer Vic Ward, He will begin his new position on December 1, 2020.

Carolina Beach Hires New Police Chief Following Retirement Of Chief Spivey Featured

By / Local News / Wednesday, 25 November 2020 03:42

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 that he planned to retire in December of this year.
Chief Chris Spivey informed the Council on Tuesday July 28th, that he will retire effective December 1st, 2020 after serving within the department for over 20 years.
Last week the Town announced the hire of a new police chief. The Town of Carolina Beach recently announced that retired State Highway Patrol Officer Vic Ward has been hired as Police Chief of Carolina Beach, and begins his new position on December 1, 2020.  Vic will assume responsibility for public safety of the town, overseeing 32 police officers and administrative staff.
Having spent almost 30 years employed with the NC State Highway Patrol (SHP), Vic has experience working as a Trooper, K9 handler, district supervisor, and served as the SHP’s liaison to the state intelligence center and member of the Homeland Security Task Force.  His skills and past duties also include serving as the Commander of the SHP Internal Affairs Unit. Vic retired from the SHP as Deputy Commander (Lieutenant Colonel) where he supervised field operations, executive protection units, and professional standards.  
A native North Carolinian, Vic is married and has two adult children.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from UNC Wilmington and a master’s degree in Justice Administration at Methodist University.  He also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Southern Police Institute.
After accepting the position of police chief for Carolina Beach, Vic stated “I am very honored to have been selected as Police Chief of Carolina Beach. I look forward to working with the men and women of the department, town leadership, the community, and all of our public safety partners.”

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