ALBEMARLE — On June 9, Albemarle announced that the city’s police chief of the last two years, David Dulin, had officially submitted his resignation. Dulin has led the Albemarle Police Department since April 2019 and was with the department as an officer since 1994. The news release also announced an interim replacement.
“Chief Dulin has served the Department for many years and accomplished a great deal over his career,” the city press release said. “This is a significant event for both Chief Dulin and the City. We wish him well as he enters a new phase of his life and explores new activities.”
City manager Michael Ferris will “immediately begin the search process” for Dulin’s replacement, but in the meantime, Ferris has hired David Poston to be the interim chief.
Poston served in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in a number of roles, including: detective, detective sergeant for internal affairs, commander of the independence division, commander of the criminal investigations bureau, and commander for field operations.
He will begin serving in this new role as Albemarle Police’s interim chief June 21.
“Not only does he possess significant law enforcement experience, but he is very knowledgeable and skilled in organizational oversight, and personnel relations and management,” the release said of Poston.
The city said that using interim department heads is a strategy they’ve utilized recently in the fire department, finance department and public housing department.