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News Release - Capt. David Dulin promoted to Chief of Police

Post Date:04/18/2019 3:48 PM


April 18, 2019

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Albemarle City Manager Michael Ferris announces the promotion of Police Captain David E. Dulin to Chief of Police for the Albemarle Police Department.  Captain Dulin will begin his duties as Police Chief on April 29, 2019. Captain Dulin replaces former Police Chief Danny Bowen who retired in February 2019.  Captain Dulin has been with the Albemarle Police Department since 1994.  In this time he has served in many capacities, including working as a part-time Police Reserve Officer, full-time Patrol Officer, K-9 Officer, Traffic Officer, Motorcycle Officer, Accreditation Assistant Manager, Patrol Sergeant over the C-team squad, and most recently as Captain over the Criminal Investigations Division. 

Captain Dulin graduated from Albemarle High School and earned an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science - Criminal Justice Technology from Stanly Community College. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Western Carolina University and a Master’s Degree of Justice Administration from Methodist University.  He is a certified General Instructor through the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training Standards and Commission and serves on the Juvenile Crime Prevention Board as well as the Stanly County Zoning Board.  From 2008-2014 he was a North Carolina certified Radar Operator/Instructor at Stanly Community College, Rowan/Cabarrus Community College, and Davidson Community College.

Captain Dulin is married to Krystyal Huneycutt Dulin of Albemarle.  They have two children, Caroline, who is a student at Stanly Early College, and Christopher, who is a student at Gray Stone Day School. Captain Dulin is an active member of West Albemarle Baptist Church in Albemarle. As a hobby, Captain Dulin enjoys beekeeping and is a member of the North Carolina Beekeepers Association and the Stanly County Beekeepers Association.

“David has a significant amount of experience in the profession and with the City. He has worked diligently toward his education and in becoming a leader within his chosen profession.  His dedication to his personal development, policing, and the City of Albemarle are commendable and we are excited to have him as our new Police Chief.  David participated in an extensive and rigorous evaluation process involving interviews and presentations that included a citizen interview panel.  All involved were impressed with David and I know he is absolutely committed to the City and our citizens,” remarked City Manager Michael Ferris.

Captain Dulin commented “It is a great honor to serve the City of Albemarle as Police Chief. Having served this community for 24 years, I have seen many changes occur in the police field. My goal is to create a stronger, positive bond with the community that we serve, and lead the department into a 21st-century strategy of policing.”

For immediate release.

For additional information please contact:
Michael Ferris - (704) 984-9410