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Apex police chief to retire

Posted July 2, 2012

— Chief Jack Lewis said Monday that he will retire at the end of the year after seven years in charge of the Apex Police Department.

“Apex citizens have been exceptionally fortunate to have a man with the dedication, experience and, most of all, integrity of Chief Jack Lewis," Mayor Keith Weatherly said in a statement. "We have enjoyed one of the lowest crime rates anywhere due in large measure to his ability to inspire his officers with the same commitment he has for public service."

Town Manager Bruce Radford said the town will begin a search for Lewis' successor, with the goal of having someone in place by mid- to late December.

Lewis, who has been in law enforcement for 37 years, said he plans to spend more time with his family.


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  • westernwake1 Jul 2, 2012

    Thank you Chief Jack Lewis for your service to Apex and law enforcement.

  • disgusted2010 Jul 2, 2012

    "What??? A true retirement without scandal??? Tell me it isn't so!!! Congratulations!" Give the News and Observer some time, they will make up a scandal.

  • Sherlock Jul 2, 2012

    Good luck and enjoy the kids.

  • WhatIsTheDrama Jul 2, 2012

    What??? A true retirement without scandal??? Tell me it isn't so!!! Congratulations!