During Monday night's meeting of the Franklin Board of Aldermen, Town Manager Sam Greenwood announced that the Town of Franklin has selected a replacement for Police Chief Terry Bradley.
Bradley announced last October that after 25 years of service to Macon County, he would retire effective March 1, 2012. Shortly after his announcement, Ashley Hyder, Human Resources Officer for the Town began searching for Bradley’s replacement. “The Town is excited that we have been fortunate to have several highly trained and educated candidates, and we feel that we have selected a Chief that will serve our community very well and will bring great value to the Town of Franklin,” said Hyder.
After a four-month-long search, the Town selected David Adams, a captain with the Hendersonville Police Department to serve as Franklin’s next Police Chief. “I am really looking forward to taking over as Franklin’s next Police Chief,” said Adams. “I believe it will be a challenging but a very rewarding experience and I am excited to begin serving the people of Franklin.”
Adams has worked with the Hendersonville Police Department for 17 years. He started as a Patrol Officer in 1995, then began moving up the ranks. He has served in several capacities with the Hendersonville PD including Detective, Lieutenant and currently serves as Captain over investigations.
Prior to his career in law enforcement, Adams served in the US Army from 1989’- 1993’ as a squad leader and paratrooper.
While working with Hendersonville PD, Adams has continued to advance his education and has recently obtained his Masters Degree in Management and Leadership from Montreat College. Adams has a Bachelor’s degree as well as an Associate Degree, both in Criminal Justice. He is NC Basic Law Enforcement Certified and has many other qualified trainings such as FBI –LEEDA survival training. He has been actively involved in the Hendersonville Community and serves on the Rape Crisis Board. “I have been fortunate to have a lot of training and experience with a wide array of crimes during my tenure with the Hendersonville PD, and I am confident that experience will help me serve the people in Franklin,” said Adams.
“We welcome Mr. David Adams to our community and look forward to working with him,” said Hyder.
Adams is expected to begin settling into his new position on March 5. His two children will remain enrolled in school in Hendersonville, and this summer his family will fully relocate to Franklin.