WILSON’S MILLS – The Wilson’s Mills Police Department swore in three new officers this month. On October 6, Nelson Robinson received his oath of office as the department’s eight full-time police officer. Officer Nelson brings 11 years of law enforcement experience to the department.
Daniel Wright was sworn in October 6th as a part-time officer. On October 18th, Matthew Smith was sworn in as a part-time officer.
Police Chief A.Z. Williams said the three new officers bring the combined total to 17 full-time and part-time officers. The department is currently undergoing a push to increase its personnel size in preparation for impending growth that is projected for the town and surrounding Johnston county communities.
“With a low crime rate, anticipated massive growth potential and a hiring salary range of $41,392 – $50,499 depending upon experience and certifications – part-time pay is $19.90 per hour -Wilson’s Mills has become very competitive in the market for police officers,” Chief Williams said.
The police chief asks that anyone with strong character, and a positive outlook who is interested in a law enforcement career, to reach out to his office for more information.