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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Town of Waynesville Hires Franklin Police Chief

Photo taken in March 2012 at a reception fo Franklin Police Chief David Adams

The Town Manage of Waynesville has announced that the Town of Waynesville has hired Franklin Police Chief to serve as their police chief. A press release has been posted below.

Appointment of Police Chief
Robert Hites, Town Manager
January 23, 2020

Town Manager Robert Hites announced that he has appointed David P. Adams as Waynesville’s Chief of Police. Mr. Adams is currently serving as Chief of Police for the Town of Franklin, North Carolina.

Chief Adams is a veteran officer with twenty years of experience in law enforcement. He has served as Chief of Franklin’s Police Department for the past eight years. He has served as Patrol Officer, Detective, Lieutenant, and Captain of Investigations for the City of Hendersonville. He holds a BS degree in Criminal Justice from Shaw University, Asheville Campus and a Master of Science in Management and Leadership from Montreat College.

In addition to his formal education Chief Adams has graduated from the:

•FBI Leadership Training and Command College
•Public Executive Leadership Academy (PELA), School of Government, Chapel Hill
•Management Development Program, NC Justice Academy
•New Police Chief Executive Development Course, NC Justice Academy
•NC Criminal Investigation Certificate, NC Justice Academy

Chief Adams is a former squad leader/paratrooper, US Army 82nd Airborne Division.

“The Town received 32 applications for the position and placed seven through an assessment center made up of police executives and town managers. In addition to the assessment center Town staff individually interviewed each finalist. Chief Adams has the education and experience in Western North Carolina to permit him to acclimate himself to Waynesville. His background in leadership development will insure that the department will continue to excel.”



Press Conference on Officer-involved shooting in June 2015 [LINK]

March 2012 Town of Franklin Holds Reception for New Police Chief [LINK]

Published on Saturday, January 25, 2020