Aulander to swear in new police chief

AULANDER, N.C. (WITN) – A town that lost six police officers and a police chief several weeks ago has hired a new police chief.

Jeremy Roberts will be sworn in Wednesday as Aulander’s new chief.

The ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. at the Aulander Municipal Building.

Roberts is from Ahoskie and worked as a police officer in both Aulander and Ahoskie before retiring. He is coming out of retirement for this new role.

Roberts has also trained with the FBI and the SBI, according to a town spokesperson.

They also told WITN’s Justin Lundy that Roberts has worked with a sheriff’s office in the past but would not specify which sheriff’s office it was.

Aulander was rocked by a double stabbing a couple of weeks ago.

The Bertie County Sheriff’s Office and the SBI is still searching for the person responsible. Anyone with information on the stabbing is urged to immediately contact authorities.