Fayetteville announces police chief candidate finalists
Posted June 7
City Manager Doug Hewett on Wednesday announced three finalists for the vacant police chief position in the Fayetteville Police Department.
“We have conducted a very thorough search process to identify the best person to be our next police chief in Fayetteville and I believe the three finalists we have selected are all highly qualified and capable of leading our police department,” Hewett said.
“I would like to encourage the public to come out to our community forum on Thursday to meet and ask questions of the finalists. I am interested to see the interaction between the public and the candidates as we move to the final step of selecting our next police chief.”
The finalists are Interim Police Chief Anthony Kelly, who has served as Fayetteville’s interim chief since September 2016; Deputy Chief Gina Hawkins, who oversees the Support Services Command for the Clayton County, Ga. Police Department; and Deputy Chief James Hinson, Jr., who oversees the Patrol Bureau Command for the Greensboro Police Department.