New police chief named in Reidsville

REIDSVILLE, N.C. — The Reidsville Police Department has a new chief, City Manager Michael Pearce confirmed Tuesday.

Robert A. Hassell

Robert A. Hassell

Robert A. Hassell comes to the department with 18 years of experience, and currently serves as associate vice chancellor of police and public safety at Fayetteville State University.

Hassell, 40, succeeds former police chief Charlie Dennis, becoming the third chief since 2012.

He will begin the new position on Aug. 25, and will take on 60 employees, 50 of whom are sworn officers, and a $4.51 million operating budget.

Hassell will be sworn in as Reidsville’s new Chief of Police at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26, at the Reidsville Police Department.

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