By WECT Staff | July 21, 2020 at 4:26 PM EDT – Updated July 21 at 4:26 PM
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (WECT) – The town of Wrightsville Beach on Tuesday announced the hiring of its next chief of police.
David Squires, a 27 year veteran with the Virginia Beach Police Department, will retire from that agency and accept the top cop position in Wrightsville Beach, according to a news release from the town.
His first day on the job will be Aug. 17.
Squires served in many capacities at the Virginia Beach Police Department and most recently as captain since 2012. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from William and Mary and a master’s degree in security studies from the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School.
“I could not be more excited to join the Wrightsville Beach Police Department as your chief of police,” Squires said in the statement. “Wrightsville Beach is a beautiful and thriving community. I take my responsibility to its safety and the quality of life for its citizens very seriously”
Retired Wilmington police chief Ralph Evangelous was named interim chief while the town searched for a permanent replacement.
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