Police Chief Jay Grubbs announces retirement


Williamston Police Chief Jay Grubbs is retiring. Chief Grubbs submitted a letter of resignation this week, dated Wednesday, August 15, to Mayor Carthel Crout and Councilmembers.

Grubbs’ letter states that after much thought and prayer, he intends to retire from the position as Cheif of Police effective August, 24.

Grubbs last day on the job is today, Aug.17. He will use accumulated vacation time leading up to next Friday.

Grubbs said he has enjoyed the opportunity afforded by the Town of Williamston.

“I certainly enjoyed working here,” Grubbs told The Journal Friday. “I have been humbled to have the opportunity to be voted as Chief of Police in Williamston.”

Grubbs said he wanted to set the record straight that he is retiring from the position and had not been asked to leave by the town.

“I wish everyone the best of luck and all life has to offer and God’s blessings,” he said.

Grubbs has 32 years in law enforcement and has served as Williamston’s police chief since Sept 11, 2011.

Mayor Crout said today, Friday, that he will name an interim Chief of Police soon.