The Political Agitator response: Captain Fahnestock always appeared to be professional and a very nice person whenever I was in her presence.
A veteran Rocky Mount police captain was named the new police chief in Fuquay-Varina on Thursday.
Laura Fahnestock has been with the Rocky Mount Police Department for 24 years, working her way up through the ranks to become the first female lieutenant and captain of the department. She currently is captain over patrol services, supervising more than 100 sworn officers.
“The city of Rocky Mount is to be commended for providing Laura with the opportunities to position herself to take on the responsibilities of the police chief position,” said Fuquay-Varina Mayor John W. Byrne in a press release. “Laura brings a record of effective and collaborative leadership and a commitment to innovative policing with a strong emphasis on community policing.” (Source: Read more)