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9 Apply to Be Chapel Hill Police Chief

Posted July 25, 2007

— Nine people have recently applied for the vacant police chief position in Chapel Hill, according to the town's information office.

The town re-posted the job on June 29 after former Fayetteville Police Chief Tom McCarthy was unable to accept due to health reasons.

The deadline for applications is Aug. 10. Town Manager Roger Stancil said he typically does not look at applications until the deadline.

Former Chief Gregg Jarvies retired in April after 30 years with the department. He is now serving on the panel investigating the Durham Police Department's handling of the Duke lacrosse case.


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  • shine Jul 26, 2007

    Hire all Nine and then select the one after a year.

  • I-NO-BEST Jul 25, 2007

    Girl, they are RETIRING! With the exception of the Raleigh Chief, who took a much higher paying job (good move). I hope Raleigh hires Sholar. He seems solid.

  • linnway Jul 25, 2007

    I wish they would say who the applicants are.

  • Morrisville Jul 25, 2007

    Well the one in Chapel Hill is retiring so 30 years of keeping Chapel Hill semi clean is a feat in itself. Durham police is completely under funded and outgunned most times. Raleigh is just getting to big to fast to fund. So of course they look at the chief.

  • skinnycow Jul 25, 2007

    Add to that the story posted below that Mount Olive police chief just quit so they will be looking for a new chief as well. Hmmmmm?

  • skinnycow Jul 25, 2007

    Is it my imagination or are there a lot of police chiefs leaving their jobs? Durham just got a new one, Raleigh is getting a new one (not sure if they already named someone for that) and now chapel hill? Is this not odd that they are all back to back to back? It seems weird to me. I could be wrong. But why are they leaving?