Hillsborough police chief resigns to focus on sheriff run | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hillsborough police chief resigns to focus on sheriff run

Posted by on Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 9:28 AM

Hillsborough needs a new police chief after four-year veteran Clarence Birkhead announced his resignation today, choosing to focus squarely on his bid for the Orange County sheriff post.

Birkhead, 49, is running against Lindy Pendergrass, who has held the title of the county’s top cop since 1982, in the May 4 Democratic primary. The winner will face Buddy Parker in November.

 “I feel that I should devote all of my energies to my campaign,” Birkhead wrote in a resignation letter. “Under the circumstances, I feel it is best for the Town of Hillsborough and my campaign to step down.”

His last day will be April 2. The town plans to name an interim chief next week and select a successor in the next six months. Birkhead earned $92,751 annually. He accepted the job as Hillsborough police chief in 2005 having previously served in the same role at Duke University for since 1998.

Tags: , , , ,

Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Comments

Fine work, Mr. Billman. Your readers are probably aware that most of the NC conservative shenanigans can be laid at …

by growlybear on The Republican Power Plays at the Heart of N.C. Politics (News)

I have very little patience for the empty-headed Pro-poison crowd, which is begging the government to take everyones rights away …

by DoritoReiss on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

Most Recent Comments

Fine work, Mr. Billman. Your readers are probably aware that most of the NC conservative shenanigans can be laid at …

by growlybear on The Republican Power Plays at the Heart of N.C. Politics (News)

I have very little patience for the empty-headed Pro-poison crowd, which is begging the government to take everyones rights away …

by DoritoReiss on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

About time some one fixed this.

by Bob Schroeck on Durham Attorney Scott Holmes Challenges N.C. Court Fees as Unconstitutional (News)

And I'm just getting started- What do you think of a society that ritualizes placing its babies -their most vulnerable, …

by Nellie McFarlane De Jong on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

Feel free to put your faith in pharmaceutical products if you want to live like that. I prefer not to, …

by Nellie McFarlane De Jong on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation