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Mocksville’s interim police chief steps down

Mocksville’s Interim Chief of Police, Tim Parks, stepped down on Feb. 26, citing family obligations.

The former Yadkinville police chief came out of retirement in November to assist the Mocksville Police Department during its search for a new chief at the request of Interim Town Manager Lynn Trivette. Parks has more than 35 years of law enforcement experience.

“I want to thank the board, Mayor Marklin, and Town Manager Lynn Trivette for the opportunity to serve as interim chie. I have made many new friends and wish the town the very best,” said Parks. “I also want to thank the members of Mocksville Police Department for welcoming me into their family these last four months, I will continue to pray for the safety of these men and women on a daily basis.”

“I am grateful for the time that Parks has given to Mocksville. I appreciate his leadership experience and his services to our community for this short period of time,” said Trivette.

She said that Mocksville will soon have a new town manager who will complete the hiring process for a chief of police. Board members interviewed candidates for the manager’s job last Wednesday.

Trivette will work closely with the highest-ranking officer during the transitions.