Asheboro police chief to retire, successor named

Mark Lineberry (Courtesy photo)

ASHEBORO – Police chief Mark Lineberry is retiring from the City of Asheboro after more than three decades with the department.

The retirement is effective March 1. At that time, assistant chief Robbie Brown will be promoted to police chief, with major Jay Hanson becoming assistant chief.

“These two individuals are very capable of leading the Asheboro Police Department and this should be a smooth transition for the department and the City of Asheboro,” the city’s release on the transition said.

Lineberry began a career in law enforcement in 1992. He became police chief in October 2019.

According to a release from the city, Lineberry’s time as chief included implementing body-worn cameras for department members, overseeing a review of police policy and reform mandates and managing staffing shortages. He also developed a police citizen academy and helped conduct “Cooking with a Cop” programs in city parks.

By Bob Sutton