Concerned citizens voiced those problems during last month’s special commissioner meeting, listing bad road conditions, high electricity bills, and low police patrol throughout the town.
Terry said their new recruit is a step in the right direction.
“Decided he wanted to come over here and be a part of our team and we welcome him,” he said.
Mikael Shaun Clark is the newest member of the Robersonville Police Department. Clark is a Halifax native and graduated from Edgecombe Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement training program.
“It’s always good to get a qualified candidate who comes in here and wants to do the job of the police especially today,” Terry said.
Right now, there are six full-time officers
“Even though we are small, we do offer training and stuff like that helps with recruiting,” he said.
Terry wants to assure residents the department is dedicated to keeping the community safe.
“We’re out here. We’re out here 24 hours a day. Even if you call the office and we don’t answer that’s because we’re out and about in the community,” he said.
Terry hopes to hire more officers in the future. He said the department does offer training, which helps in recruiting.