Reidsville police chief resigns for job in NH

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Charlie Dennis

REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Reidsville Police Chief Charlie Dennis has resigned his position to become the chief of police in Hanover, N.H.

Dennis’ resignation becomes effective on May 23. He has been with the City of Reidsville since October 2012.

Prior to serving as chief of police in Reidsville, Dennis served as the chief of police in Page, Ariz., for four years.

“Charlie has been a very responsive leader while here in Reidsville, listening to the needs of our citizens and officers,” said City Manager Michael J. Pearce. “He sat down with each officer to hear their concerns and suggestions when he first arrived. We hate to see him go, but we wish him luck as he accepts his next career challenge.”

In his resignation letter, Dennis wrote, “The Reidsville Police Department is staffed with professionals whose desire is to serve their community and provide good customer service. This has been a difficult decision due to the great staff at the police department.”

Dennis said it was also the warm and welcoming community that made it such a hard decision for him.

Pearce said he plans to name an interim police chief closer to the May 23 date.


  • stinger90

    The police dept. like this town has become a joke in the way it’s been run. Crooks are abound. How do you lose the amount of evidence that has been lost and not know how it happen or who is at fault? You have another person being caught stealing make-up and the list goes on. I have lost all respect (except for a select few) in office, our police dept. and the people behind the badge. The SBI needs to come in and shut it down and start over, weeding out the crooks and liars. Funny, he’s leaving after two years to take another job? Something doesn’t sound right here. Can someone shed some light…? Thanks

  • Bobby

    Seldom does a police chief leave after a year and a half. But that is what Reidsville gets for hiring the best actor from their so called assessment process. Sometimes you can’t assess motive and intent though; can you. Or, maybe as you look at his background he is simply a restless soul and a drifter. Or maybe, the man found a much nicer community than Reidsville in Hanover. who knows… the more important thing is what will the town do next

    • stinger90

      Hanover is nicer community (been there), more so than this town. There’s things here to don’t add up besides him being a drifter. Let’s look at why he’s a drifter for one… and the job he did and the things that happen while on his watch.

      Why does this town continue to take steps backward?

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