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Police chief for Matthews resigns, town government says

A new release from the town government said he is retiring from law enforcement effective immediately.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Effective immediately, the chief of the Matthews Police Department has resigned.

According to a news release from the town government, Clark Pennington submitted his resignation on Friday. The release said Pennington is retiring from law enforcement to pursue another opportunity.

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"One of the highlights of my career was serving the great Town of Matthews alongside some of the most impressive, caring, and compassionate police officers I have had the pleasure of meeting in nearly 30 years of service," he said in a statement. 

The town of Matthews noted Pennington started serving as chief in 2018.

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Major Roy Sisk will be in command of the department until an interim chief is named.

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