Long-time Mebane police chief to retire

Terry Caldwell, who has been Mebane’s top law enforcement officer for the past 16 years, has decided to retire.  He made the announcement to Mebane’s city council during a budget workshop held Tuesday; Caldwell will retire June 1.

The chief, 55, who rose through the ranks during a 28-year career on the Mebane police force, was named chief in 2005; he is the longest-serving municipal police chief in Alamance County and second among all chief law enforcement officers in the area; only sheriff Terry Johnson, first elected in 2002, has served longer.

In an interview with The Alamance News, Caldwell also disavowed rumors circulating in Democratic Party circles that he may run for sheriff in 2022.  Acknowledging that he’d heard the rumors himself, Caldwell said he has no interest in pursuing a political post.