• Kurt Ward

Friday Event Celebrates Burlington’s New Police Chief

Chief Deputy Cliff Parker of the Alamance County Sheriff’s Department made the closing remarks at a ceremony to swear in new Burlington Police Chief Brian Long. Parker assured the large crowd at the Paramount Theatre that the Sheriff’s Office is eager to work in collaboration with Long and the Burlington PD. Long is a Burlington native and a 26-year veteran of the Burlington Police Department. At Friday’s ceremony, District Court Judge Katie Overby administered the Oath of Office while Long placed his hand on a Bible held by his three daughters. Long’s wife, Melissa, pinned the chief’s insignia on his lapel. Those in attendance included three of Burlington’s former police chiefs – Jeffrey Smythe, Mike Williams and John Glenn.

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