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Interview process begins for new police chief in BSL

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City leaders have started interviewing applicants for the position of police chief in Boiling Spring Lakes. City leaders have started interviewing applicants for the position of police chief in Boiling Spring Lakes.

BOILING SPRING LAKES, NC (WECT) – City leaders in Boiling Spring Lakes took the first step in finding a new police chief this week.

Leaders began interviewing for the vacant position on Tuesday.

Lt. Rick Spencer with the Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department has been serving as interim chief ever since former chief Emmett Ballree was fired by the city.

Two investigations were launched into Ballree. One was by the SBI and another was an internal investigation by the city. City leaders said Ballree was abusing his powers as chief and was later fired.

Leaders hope to find a permanent replacement by the end of this month.

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