Duck Police Chief Phillip Ferguson tendered his resignation for personal reasons, effective January 13, 2015 stating “I have enjoyed my eleven years with the Town of Duck, and my seven years as Chief of Police. I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that await me.”
Ferguson joined the Duck Police Department as the first officer hired by the Town of Duck in April 2003. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in June 2005. From July to December 2007, Ferguson served as Interim Chief of Police before being named Police Chief on December 21, 2007. Ferguson began his law enforcement career in 1987 with the Kill Devil Hills Police Department where he served until 1989. He then served with the Dare County Sheriff’s Office until 2002 in patrol and as an investigator.
Of Ferguson’s resignation, Mayor Don Kingston said “the town has appreciated Ferguson’s many years of service.” Town Manager Christopher Layton remarked that “Phillip has been a good friend and a dedicated employee to the town and I wish him well in his future endeavors.”
The town will immediately begin the search for Ferguson’s replacement.