Mooresville Police Chief Carl Robbins announced Wednesday he’ll be retiring from his post on Dec. 1 after seven years in the job and 21 years with the department.
Robbins was appointed interim chief in 2008 and became chief a year later. He was hired by Mooresville in 1994 as a detective with the police department after starting his law enforcement career in his hometown of Cornelius in 1985.
As chief, he’s overseen 76 police officers and a staff of 22, including a communications center.
“It has been an honor to serve the citizens in the town of Mooresville,” Robbins said in statement. “I have been blessed to work with a group of officers and a civilian staff focused on our community and improving our quality of life.”
Smith said Robbins built a professional police department. “Carl is approachable, compassionate and an advocate for his officers to be known and involved in the communities they serve,” he said.