Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Apex Selects Next Police Chief


Apex, NC – After a nationwide search, John Letteney has been selected as the town’s next Chief of Police. Letteney has over 30 years of law enforcement experience including the past seven as Police Chief of Southern Pines, NC.  He replaces Chief Jack Lewis, who announced his retirement after a 37-year career in law enforcement.

Six finalists were selected from over 100 applications for an intensive multi-day assessment process where a team of law enforcement experts evaluated each candidate on a range of simulations and tests. 

“Chief Letteney exhibited the characteristics that are essential in the police chief – experience, knowledge, expertise, and integrity,” stated Town Manager Bruce Radford. 

Letteney is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.  He also is a Team Leader and Assessor for the national police accrediting agency CALEA; Apex is currently working toward CALEA accreditation. 

“I am excited about joining the Town staff and becoming a part of the Apex community,” stated Chief Letteney.  “I will do my best to continue the tradition of Service, Integrity and Pride the Apex Police Department is known for and deliver professional services in the manner the citizens of Apex deserve and have come to expect.”

Chief Letteney’s swearing in ceremony will be held at 6:30 pm on December 18th, prior to the Town Council’s regular meeting. A public reception will precede the ceremony from 4-6 pm, bidding farewell to Chief Lewis and welcoming Chief Letteney.

 Apex Mayor Keith Weatherly commented, “Public safety is a top priority for Apex residents, and we anticipate a seamless transition in leadership that will continue to move our progressive department forward.” 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Press Release 11/20/2012

The Apex Police Department conducted a nighttime seatbelt enforcement initiative on Monday, November 19, 2012 at East Williams Street near Pristine Water Drive.  Apex Police officers worked in conjunction with Holly Springs, Cary, Garner, Wake Forest, Knightdale, and Morrisville Police Departments.  Officers made numerous traffic stops and issued 90 traffic citations for motorists failing to wear their seatbelts.  This seatbelt enforcement initiative was implemented to encourage the use of seatbelts, lap belts, and child restraints in order to increase motorist safety.

Additionally the Governors Highway Safety Program reminds the traveling motorist about the Thanksgiving “Click it or Ticket” campaign that runs through November 25, 2012.   State and local law enforcement officers across the State will increase seatbelt enforcement activities during the campaign.

Nighttime traffic safety is a priority for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The nighttime passenger vehicle occupant fatality rate is about three times higher than the daytime rate.  Data shows a decline in belt use among fatally injured passenger vehicle occupants as it gets later in the evening, reaching the lowest levels between midnight and 4 am.  Nationally, 61 percent of those killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2010 during the overnight hours were not wearing seatbelts.  This is compared to 42 percent during the daytime hours.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Apex Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the two female in the below photo. These suspects are using stolen identities to pass fraudulent checks at State Employee Credit Unions in the area. The suspects have been seen operating a black Nissan SUV. The identities are being stolen from purses left in vehicles. The suspects obtained approximately $5000 from various locations on September 4, 2012. If you can identify either suspect please contact the Apex Police Department at 919-362-8661 or you can send an anonymous tip to TIP411 using keyword APEXPD.

We would also like to remind citizens to take their valuables out of their vehicles or secure them in the trunk out of sight. Also always lock your car.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Paving in Apex on 540 Project


RALEIGH — Nighttime concrete paving operations will commence from US-64 to Apex BBQ Road on the night of July 30, 2012. The operations will begin at 7pm and end at 6am. The high temperatures dictate that this work be completed at night.

For more schedule information about the Western Wake Freeway project concrete paving please visit:

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Chief Jack Lewis said Monday that he will retire at the end of the year after seven years in charge of the Apex Police Department.
“Apex citizens have been exceptionally fortunate to have a man with the dedication, experience and, most of all, integrity of Chief Jack Lewis," Mayor Keith Weatherly said in a statement. "We have enjoyed one of the lowest crime rates anywhere due in large measure to his ability to inspire his officers with the same commitment he has for public service."
Town Manager Bruce Radford said the town will begin a search for Lewis' successor, with the goal of having someone in place by mid- to late December.
Lewis, who has been in law enforcement for 37 years, said he plans to spend more time with his family.

Thursday, May 31, 2012