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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The Town of Wrightsville Beach has picked a new police chief. Town Manager Bob Simpson says the town has hired Dan House.

The town expects House to start his new job in July.

In a statement, the town said House is a 13-year veteran in law enforcement and most recently served as as a lieutenant and Operations Manager with the North Carolina State University Police Department. House holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Studies from North Carolina Wesleyan College and an Associate in Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Broome Community College. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy 243rd Session.

The 40-year-old also worked for the Wilson Police Department.

House was among 133 candidates considered for the position and was one of eight finalists selected for interview.

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