Ayden will soon have a new police chief, and he's no stranger to the department.
Barry Stanley, current chief in Bethel, will become head of the Ayden Police Department on December 12th.
Stanley, who has 18 years police experience, has been with Bethel since 2005. He previously worked for Ayden and Grifton.
The hiring came after the town completed an extensive application and interview review process.
Stanley will replace Chief Tim Moseley who retired in September.