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Wilmington cop hired as Rocky Mount chief

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington deputy police chief is leaving to become police chief in Rocky Mount. James Moore will start his new job in January.

"I am pleased to accept this appointment as police chief for the City of Rocky Mount," Moore said in a statement. "I
look forward to working with the men and women of the Rocky Mount Police Department as we serve the Rocky Mount community."

A native of the Wilmington area and a UNCW grad, Moore has been the Port City's deputy chief for five years. He moved up through the ranks after starting his law enforcement career with WPD in 1988. He also served as the City of Wilmington's interim Director of Human Resources for one year.

"This is great news for our deputy chief," WPD spokeswoman Lucy Crockett said in an e-mail to media, "although his departure will be a loss for the Wilmington Police Department and the City of Wilmington."

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Congradulations to Chief Moore

His record as an officer has been without reproach and he will sorely be missed. I'm sure even Chief E will miss the man who's been his right hand man for the last several years but its always good to see people be able to move upward and onward when the opportunity exists. He will be a great asset to City of Rocky Mount as well as Nash County in general. Deputy Chief Moore will not be able to be easily replaced but our loss is their gain. Good luck to the former DC of Wilmington and new Chief of Rocky Mount NC James Moore. You've earned it.

Congrats Chief Moore

You are so right, his record as an officer has been without reproach.Chief Moore is one of the most HUMBLE man i have ever met and am proud to call him my mentor. I prayed for him and asked the Lord to grant the knowledge and wisdom to lead his officer and community to the highest. Don't be surprise if he is back here to command the Wilmington Police Department in the future.

Lots of blessing Chief Moore

Congratulations Chief Moore.

Congratulations Chief Moore.