The City of Eden is pleased to announce the appointment of Clint Simpson as assistant city manager of public safety. Simpson is the current police chief and will continue to serve in that role as he takes on the additional duties of overseeing the Eden Fire Department, two newly formed offices - customer service and marketing, and overall city safety.
Mayor Neville Hall addressed the newly created role. “City Council has discussed the creation of this position for many months and feel this is the best direction for our citizens and staff,” he said. “We believe it will protect our organization from a gap in leadership in the event our city manager is unable to perform the duties of the job.”
Simpson, a 25-year veteran of the Eden Police Department, has served as police chief for nearly a year. He assumed his new responsibilities effective Feb. 10. Simpson is a graduate of the Piedmont Leadership Academy and the UNC School of Government’s Municipal and County Administration Program. He holds numerous certifications including advanced law enforcement from the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and criminal investigator from the N.C. Justice Academy with more than 500 hours of training. He is a certified basic law enforcement training general instructor with more than 2,200 hours of training.
Simpson serves on the Salvation Army Board of Directors and the Rockingham Community College Criminal Justice Curriculum/BLET Advisory Board, United Way of Rockingham County Board, and Boys and Girls Club of Eden Safety Committee. He is a member of the Eden Rotary Club.
“We are excited about the appointment of Chief Simpson,” Mayor Hall said. “He has done an excellent job during his tenure as chief of police. He is highly respected by his staff, other city employees and the citizens of Eden. We appreciate his willingness to accept additional duties for the city.”