Pembroke Police Chief Randy Alexander has retired and the city’s public safety director is interim chief for now, City Administrator Alex Floyd said.
Bill Collins, who has started serving on the Pembroke Police Department as a part-time officer in 1990, has also been either police chief or public safety director since 2005.
“I’m excited to work with our team of officers as well as all local stakeholder agencies to make Pembroke the best and safest place it can be,” Collins said in a release.
Alexander, who is a retired Army infantry NCO, came to Pembroke in 2015 after helping start up the Guyton Police Department. He was also recently appointed to the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Civil Law Enforcement- Military Cooperation Committee, and was set to serve through the end of the IACP’s 2020 annual conference.
Alexander did not respond to a message for comment by our deadline. Floyd said Alexander retired May 31.
As head of Pembroke’s public safety department, Collins oversaw both the police and fire departments. He’s also in charge of the Bryan County Drug Free Coalition and the Students Against Destructive Decisions club at Bryan County High School.
Floyd said Collins will serve as interim chief “until city council decides to pursue other options.”
“We have a fantastic team of officers,” Floyd said. “They each have their own skill sets and abilities that make a well-rounded department. I’m very proud of them and have all faith in their capabilities and professionalism during this transition.”