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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Holly Springs Announces New Police Chief

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Holly Springs, NC – After a nationwide search, Holly Springs Town Manager Randy Harrington today announced Paul Liquorie as the town’s new Police Chief. Liquorie has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, most recently serving as a Commander for the Montgomery County (Maryland) Police Department in the Washington D.C. metro area. Liquorie’s extensive law enforcement expertise includes leading community-based and data-driven law enforcement services for a diverse population; strong stakeholder engagement; partnerships with other local, state, and federal emergency response partners; and the completion of significant executive level training and educational programs. Liquorie comes from a CALEA accredited police department, which is the highest standard of law enforcement nationwide.  

"Paul Liquorie possesses all the qualities needed to succeed in our community – broad law enforcement leadership and experience, impeccable professionalism and integrity, ability to develop diverse partnerships with residents and businesses, and a clear passion to serve the Holly Springs community," said Holly Springs Town Manager Randy Harrington. "Our extensive nationwide search garnered 130 candidates competing for this critical leadership role, and Liquorie rose to the top with his strong character and proven track record of making a positive difference in the communities he has served." 

"It is the Town of Holly Springs itself that most attracted me to this job," said Liquorie. "Your community and police force are widely regarded. I believe the public and police are intertwined; they should reflect each other, rely on each other and I can’t wait to serve the people of Holly Springs." 

Liquorie started his career as a United States Marine Military Police Officer stationed in North Carolina and always had the dream to return to the area. He is a self-described family man and looks forward to bringing his wife and four children to Holly Springs to become active and engaged members of the community. His first day on the job will be September 7.

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