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Elizabethtown names new police chief

By Staff Report, posted 6 days ago
Mayor Sylvia Campbell presents McMichael with 2023 Employee of the Year - Photo shared by Elizabethtown

The Town of Elizabethtown just announced that Lieutenant Mark McMichael, currently the Elizabethtown Police Department’s Patrol Commander, has been appointed the new Police Chief, effective June 28, 2024.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark McMichael as the new Police Chief for our town,” Town Manager Dane Rideout said in a  press release. “After a thorough selection process, Mark clearly emerged as the candidate best suited to lead our police force, ensuring safety, trust and community engagement.”

McMichael has been with the Elizabethtown Police Force since 2003, first as a Patrolman, then Criminal Investigator and more recently Patrol Commander.

“Please join us in welcoming Mark McMichael to his new role as Police Chief. We are confident that under his guidance, the Elizabethtown Police Department will continue to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and service to our Town and citizens,” Rideout said in a statement to the residents.

McMichael is a member of several groups including the Bladen County Child Protection Team and Fatality Prevention Team, Bladen County Law Enforcement Association, Bladen Community College Continuing Education Emergency Service Advisory Committee, and the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council.

McMichael holds an Associate of Arts from Bladen Community College and a Bachelor of Science from Fayetteville State University. 

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