The Town of Aberdeen is proud to announce the selection of the new Aberdeen Police Chief, Carl Colasacco.
Chief Colasacco has been employed with the Aberdeen Police Department for close to 24 years and has worked his way up the ranks from Police Officer to the position he has served in the last five years which is Deputy Police Chief of Investigations.
With the recent retirement of Police Chief Tim Wenzel, it was imperative to conduct a thorough search to find the right person to lead the Town of Aberdeen into the future. The Town of Aberdeen conducted a wide search for the Police Chief position with the job advertisement posted on multiple sites, and the job listing resulted in 35 applications from across the country.
Eight very qualified candidates participated in interviews with the Town Manager and HR Director, which resulted in a clear indication that Chief Colasacco was the most qualified and equipped candidate to lead the Aberdeen Police Department. As a finalist for the position, Chief Colasacco participated in an assessment center to evaluate his skills in a variety of areas. During the assessment process, a group of assessors provided detailed feedback that was used in the final selection decision.
After completing the assessment process, it was clear that Chief Colasacco was the right choice for Aberdeen. Chief Colasacco is an established leader with diverse skills in community engagement, police practices and policies, personnel management, and has earned the respect of the staff that surrounds him and the community as a whole.
Chief Colasacco will lead Aberdeen’s Town police staff of 32+ employees, and will officially begin his duties as the Aberdeen Police Chief on January 28, 2019. Chief Colasacco was administered the oath of office at the Town Board Meeting on January 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Town Manager Paul Sabiston stated “I am extremely proud to hire Chief Colasacco as an internal candidate from our own Police Department. Chief Colasacco is and will continue to be a great asset for our community.”
A meet and greet will be held on Wednesday, February 6th at the Aberdeen Fire Station EOC located at 800 Holly Street, Aberdeen, NC from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Please join in at the meet and greet to get to know Aberdeen’s new Police Chief.