Weaverville, December 28, 2017 – Weaverville’s Town Manager Selena Coffey has announced that former detective and Assistant Police Chief Alan Wyatt has been promoted to Police Chief for the Town of Weaverville. Wyatt, who has worked for retiring Police Chief Greg Stephens for 15 years in progressively responsible positions of Officer, Sergeant, Detective and most recently as Assistant Chief, will take the reins of the Department upon the retirement of Chief Stephens on January 2, 2018.
“I am confident that incoming Chief Wyatt will lead the Weaverville Police Department in a professional manner and he and his officers will continue to provide Weaverville with a police department to be proud of,” Town Manager Coffey stated. “I look forward to working with him in his new capacity as Chief and I am very happy that we were able to promote from within our top-notch Department for this important position.”
Wyatt is a Veteran of the United States Air Force where he served 10 years as a Security Specialist and Mobility Officer. His experience also includes serving as a Police Officer for the Mars Hill Police Department and the Mars Hill College Security. Wyatt holds a Criminal Justice Education Training and Standards Commission Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate and a North Carolina Justice Academy Criminal Investigator Program Certificate.