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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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