Edenton police chief announces retirement

EDENTON, N.C. (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina town says that its police chief is set to retire later this year.

The Town of Edenton says that Chief Henry King will step down from the role on September 1st.

King has been in charge of the department for the past six years.

Prior to being hired in Edenton in 2018, King spent 18 years with the Rocky Mount Police Department as well as served in the Marine Corps.

The town says that King has been instrumental in numerous advancements and initiatives that have enhanced public safety and law enforcement capabilities in Edenton.

β€œIt has been an honor to serve the people of Edenton,” said Chief King in a press release. β€œI am proud of what we have accomplished together, and I am confident that the department will continue to thrive under new leadership. I am grateful for the support of the community, my colleagues, and my family throughout my career.”

The town says it will begin its search soon for its next chief.