Mooresville police chief retiring Dec. 1 after 21 years on the force

Mooresville Police Chief Carl Robbins is retiring in December.
Mooresville Police Chief Carl Robbins is retiring in December. courtesy of Mooresville Police Department

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.

David Perlmutt