Greenville Police Lieutenant Named Pinehurst Chief

A Greenville police lieutenant has been named the new chief for the Moore County town of Pinehurst.

Lt. Earl Phipps, a police officer in Greenville since 1989, will become police chief in Pinehurst on December 1st.

In a news release, Greenville Police Chief William Anderson said he announced Phipps' resignation with great regret, but much pride.

Phipps is currently the commander of the newly formed Code Enforcement Division. In December Lieutenant Phipps co-founded Angel Cops, a Greenville-based nonprofit outreach ministry that cares for the homeless throughout Pitt County.


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  • by Mac Location: Greenville on Nov 5, 2011 at 11:51 AM
    Yo, Blue eyes....keep them golfers straight! Congrats, you deserve it....we will miss you.
  • by lee Location: Greenville on Nov 5, 2011 at 07:47 AM
    Congrats and good luck "Blue Eyes". You will do a fine job there.
  • by Renee Location: Here on Nov 5, 2011 at 07:13 AM
    Congratulations to Chief Phipps and Pinehurst! I don't think they could have picked a better man for the job! All of Greenville should be proud of him! God Bless!
  • by Judi Location: Greenville on Nov 5, 2011 at 07:00 AM
    Pinehurst is getting a terrific Chief! Congrats to both the Pinehurst and Chief Phipps!!! Best Lunch Lady in the world!!!
  • by Keith on Nov 5, 2011 at 06:35 AM
    Pinehurst will be getting a good chief. Lt. Phipps is a good man. I wish him and his family well there.
  • by Melissa Location: Pitt County on Nov 4, 2011 at 04:56 PM
    Congrats on the new job! Pinehurst will be a lucky town to have LT!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 4, 2011 at 02:54 PM
    What amazes me is that you don't see advertisment for such positions! (Good ole'boy system)?? Don't know? However, Congrats, Chief Phipps.
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      by You Are Right on Nov 5, 2011 at 06:07 AM in reply to
      You don't know. These jobs are poosted widely in law enforcement periodicals and on law enforcement web sites. In the future, before you make stupid assumptions you should do a little research. Had you done so in this case you would have learned that this officer competed against more than 50 others for this job.
  • by Loving Live Location: Greenville on Nov 4, 2011 at 02:13 PM
    Pinehurst is definitely blessed to have Lt. Phipps join them. A great man that has done so much for so many. We'll miss you but wish you only the best! You deserve it!
  • by Jim Location: Greenville on Nov 4, 2011 at 01:38 PM
    A fine officer and a good man with a Christian heart. I wish you well sir on your new post. Pinehurst is getting a Great man!
  • by Terry Location: Greenville on Nov 4, 2011 at 01:00 PM
    Congrats Blue Eyes!
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