Spring Lake police chief plans to retire after 30 years in law enforcement

Spring Lake Police Chief Troy McDuffie (Source: Spring Lake's Police Department)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Spring Lake Police Chief Troy McDuffie plans to retire on Dec. 1 after serving  30 years  in law enforcement.

In a statement released Monday, McDuffie said the decision was not an easy one, but considers it to be the right choice.

“It has indeed been a distinct honor and privilege to serve as Chief of Police for the great Town of Spring Lake,” McDuffie said. “This experience has left me with many fond memories that I will always cherish. However, at this point I feel it is time to close the door on my 30 year law enforcement career; the last seven years leading the SLPD.”

McDuffie, who has lived in the Cumberland County community for over 47 years, says it is time for the next generation to lead.

“Although, the passion to protect and serve still burns inside me, I feel it’s now time for the next generation to lead, which will open up leadership opportunities for others,” McDuffie said.

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