Mount Olive’s Top Cop Retiring

Mount Olive’s Top Cop Retiring

The Town of Mount Olive’s Police Chief is retiring.

Tommy Brown has served and protected the citizens of Mount Olive for 22 years.

Brown started as a patrol officer for the town in 1998 and climbed the ladder, eventually being named Chief of Police in 2015.

Brown is a familiar face in Wayne, Duplin and Lenoir counties.

He started his law enforcement career as a Military Police Officer in the Army.

He later joined the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office and the Wallace Police Department before coming to Mount Olive.

Brown says he has seen major crimes decrease in Mount Olive over the years, and he attributes that to a good police force that is an active presence in the community.

He praises the community support for Mount Olive’s police force.

Chief Brown says his family has sacrificed a lot due to his career, and he wanted to retire at his 30-year mark in law enforcement to spend more time with them.

Brown and his wife are also expecting a baby girl in the next few weeks.

He says he plans to assist the Mount Olive P.D. with training and firearm qualifications part-time.

Chief Brown’s last day will be Tuesday, August 25th, and his retirement will be effective September 1st.


Police Chief Tommy Brown has been an active member in the Mount Olive community since 1998.