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During the August 9, 2017 Council meeting, Whispering Pines Police Chief Campbell introduced his newest police officer, Brent Strickland.

Officer Strickland graduated from Sandhills Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Program on June 6, 2017. Officer Strickland started his police career with the Whispering Pines Police Department on July 3, 2017.

Officer Chris Holt and Officer Christian McNeill were recognized for being promoted to Senior Officer positions on July 1, 2017. Requirements for obtaining the Senior Officer level include 3 years of service as a certified law enforcement officer and successfully complete the following training: At Scene Traffic Crash Investigation, Verbal Judo, Drug Enforcement for Patrol Officers and an Officer Survival course.

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Officer Holt was also recognized for having obtained his Intermediate Certification from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission which was awarded on June 19, 2017. Requirements for obtaining this certification include: 4 years as a full time sworn law enforcement officer when the officer hold an Associates Degree and a total of 320 hours of education and training in Commission approved law enforcement training exclusive of Basic Law Enforcement Training and Commission mandated in-service training.

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Pictured at top - Chief Campbell with Officer Brent Strickland

Pictured in middle – Chief Campbell with Senior Officer Christian McNeill

Pictured at bottom - Chief Campbell with Senior Officer Chris Holt

 

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Crime Reports

  • Police Seek Assistance In Aberdeen Home Invasion +

    Aberdeen Police Officers responded to a Home Invasion on Tuesday October 17, 2017 in the 200 block of Woodgreen Drive Read More
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    The Aberdeen Police Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery of the Dunkin’ Donuts Monday night. Read More
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Obituaries

  • John “Jack” Carton Sullivan, Jr Obituary +

    John “Jack” Carton Sullivan, Jr., age 88, died Monday, October 16, 2017 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst, NC. Read More
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    Jane Barrett Blocker passed away peacefully in her home in Southern Pines, NC, on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  Read More
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Accident & Fire

  • One Airlifted After Multivehicle Wreck In Pinehurst Wednesday +

    One person was airlifted to a Trauma Center and the highway was temporarily blocked in both directions after a multivehicle Read More
  • Bicyclist Airlifted After Vehicle Accident Tuesday Afternoon +

    A bicycle rider was airlifted to a Trauma Center and the driver of a PT Cruiser was transported to the Read More
  • Man Dies After Seven Lakes Accident Monday Night +

    A Montgomery County man died following a vehicle accident in Seven Lakes Monday night. Read More
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