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Driver named police chief in Micro

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MICRO— Kevin Driver has been named new chief of police for the town of Micro. Driver began his duties May 1 and replaces former Chief Donna Greene, who resigned on Jan. 11.

Driver brings more than 20 years of law enforcement experience to the office including in the areas of juvenile probation, law enforcement management, investigations, administration and managing law.

Originally from the Corinth Holders community in northern Johnston County, Driver attended Smithfield-Selma High School, where he graduated in 1996.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Barton College followed by a master’s in criminal justice with a concentration in security studies from East Carolina University.

Driver spent nine years as a Cary police officer and has been an auxiliary police officer for the town of Micro since 2012.

Driver spent 11 years at Johnston Community College including two years teaching in the criminal justice department and the last nine years as basic law enforcement school director.

Driver is married and has two children.

He said his family is active in sports and his main hobby is following his two children’s athletic careers.

“ My primary goal as chief will be to ensure that Micro remains a safe place for people to live, work and play,” said Driver.

Driver said during his years as an auxiliary officer in Micro, he feels he has developed a great relationship with community members.

“We are really pleased to have Kevin Driver as our new chief,” said Micro Police Commissioner Jay Langston. “I think he is the right person for this position and is going to do a great job.”