A new chief has been hired for the Fayetteville Police Department.
Harold Medlock accepted the job as top cop in Fayetteville today. He appeared at a news conference with his wife to be formally introduced as chief. Medlock comes to Fayetteville from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department where he served as deputy chief. He says he won't begin his new duties until mid-February.
Medlock is the permanent replacement for Tom Bergamine who retired last summer. Bergamine came under fire shortly before stepping down when his department was accused of racial profiling. Since that time, Katherine Bryant has served as interim chief. Medlock's biography indicates he first became a Charlotte officer in 1979. He said during the news conference that being Fayetteville chief is a highlight of his career.