Mooresville announces new police chief

The Town of Mooresville announced Monday Damon Williams of Tarboro has been named Police Chief for the Mooresville Police Department.

He will begin his duties on April 4, 2016. 

Following last year’s retirement of former Police Chief Carl Robbins, Major Bryan Anderson has served as interim chief for the department.

The Town said it conducted interviews, as well as contracted with Colin Baenziger & Associates, an executive recruiting firm, for the recruitment and hiring process for the new chief.

“The Town conducted an extensive search to find the right person to serve as our next Police Chief. We had some outstanding internal and external candidates. Throughout the process, we focused on what would be best for the department, the Town of Mooresville and the community at large today and in the future,” said Smith in a written statement, released on Monday. “Damon Williams has strong leadership skills, will be a great complement to the existing staff at the Mooresville Police Department, and will easily engage throughout our community.”

Williams has served as Chief of Police for the Tarboro Police Department since 2012 and as an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at Edgecombe Community College since 2013.

“I am both honored and humbled to be named the new Chief of Police for the Mooresville Police Department,” said Williams in a written statement, released on Monday. “I look forward to working with the staff and continuing positive partnerships throughout the Mooresville community."