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Rocky Mount police chief announces retirement

Posted November 14, 2017 5:04 p.m. EST
Updated November 14, 2017 5:11 p.m. EST

Rocky Mount Police Chief James Moore

Rocky Mount Police Chief James Moore notified the city manager on Tuesday that he plans to retire effective Jan. 1. Moore has been with the Rocky Mount Police Department since January 2012.

Moore leaves having overseen a five-year decline in the overall crime rate in the city, the longest continuous drop on
record.

Before Rocky Mount, Moore served as deputy police chief in Wilmington, N.C.