Moore County Schools’ first female Police Chief is retiring after many years of public service.

Cheif Roberta Maness was sworn-in January 2016 by Moore County Superior Court Judge James Webb as the new Police Chief of Moore County Schools when she replaced retiring Chief McNeill.

Maness started as a law enforcement officer in 1987 and has worked with the Moore County Schools Police Department since 2000.  She became second-in-command in 2013 and was named Moore Couty Schools Police Officer of the Year in 2015.

Maness is a native of Moore County and a graduate of Pinecrest High School.  She completed Basic Law Enforcement Training at Montgomery Community College in Troy, N.C. 

Photos courtesy of Moore County Schools

Moore County Schools Police Department is one of only two school systems in North Carolina to have its own police department which is comprised of 16 certified law enforcement professionals.





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