MAXTON — Maxton is attractive for a new badge chief.
“I can affirm that he’s not with us,” acting Badge Arch Kelly Jacobs said Monday, speaking about John Ruppe.
Town Manager Roosevelt Henegan accustomed Ruppe’s letter of abandonment on Jan. 15, according to a account issued Tuesday by boondocks government.
“In his letter, Ruppe stated, ‘[i]t has been a amusement alive for the Boondocks of Maxton. I ambition you all the best,’” the account reads in part.
Jacobs, who was additional in command at the department, was affidavit in as acting badge arch after on the day Ruppe resigned. He will ample the position until a new arch is found. Jacobs has added than 25 years of acquaintance in law enforcement, according to the statement. He abutting the badge administration on Jan. 24, 2019.
“We are in the action of drafting the job advertisement for the arch of badge position,” Henegan said Tuesday in the statement.
The advertisement will arise in The Robesonian and on Indeed.com afore the end of the week, he said. Jacobs will accept to administer for the position in adjustment to be advised a arch of badge candidate.
Jacobs said the account came as a abruptness to him because he was off assignment back Ruppe larboard the Maxton department.
“Most absolutely I ambition him farewell, and you know, peace, and I achievement that his adventure takes him area he wants to go,” Jacobs said.
Ruppe could not be accomplished for comment.
“I adore alive in the association and allowance bodies in the community,” Ruppe said during a Maxton Board of Commissioners affair in December 2018.
“I’m big on alive with added (law enforcement) agencies as well,” he said. “I’m attractive advanced visiting the schools, alive with the kids and accomplishing whatever abroad to advice the community.”
Ruppe, 52, served for four years as the arch of Woodland Badge Administration in Woodland afore demography the job in Maxton.
He was called Maxton’s badge arch on Dec. 10, 2018. He replaced Tammy Deese, who accommodated in October 2018 to become a above with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. Ruppe came to Maxton with a bachelor’s amount in bent amends and criminology, and added than 20 years acquaintance in law enforcement. He was absolutely called by Maxton’s leaders from amid 42 applicants for the position.
Ruppe was one of 20 bodies in North Carolina to be called to appear FBI Command College and Advanced Law Administration Certification, according to advice appear by the boondocks of Maxton at the time Ruppe was hired. He additionally completed the FBI Law Administration Executive Development Association training and accustomed the Trilogy Award in 2017. Ruppe was one of two bodies called to abstraction Environment by Design at Liberty University in Virginia, by the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission.
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