CFCC has named Jim Varrone as department chair of Public Service at Cape Fear Community College, according to a news release.
Varrone has served as program director of Cape Fear Community College's Basic Law Enforcement Training Program since July 2018.
“I am a true believer in the community college system, and especially in Cape Fear Community College,” Varrone said in the release. “It is a true honor to serve the students and our community stakeholders by working to meet the educational and training needs of the community we serve.”
Varrone, who is originally from New York, moved to the Wilmington area 33 years ago to join the Wilmington Police Department, where he retired as assistant chief of police in June 2018.
While serving the police department he earned a bachelor's degree and MBA.
“We are looking forward to the future of the Public Service division under the leadership of Jim Varrone,” said Mark Council, CFCC's dean of career and technical dducation. “Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position.”