Kill Devil Hills Assistant Police Chief Dana Harris receives major award

Chief Gary Britt, Commissioner Terry Gray, Commissioner BJ McAvoy, Assistant Chief Dana Harris, Mayor Ben Sproul, Mayor Pro Tem Ivy Ingram, Commissioner John Windley. [photo courtesy Town of Kill Devil Hills]

At the June 23, Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners meeting, KDH Police Chief Gary Britt surprised Assistant Chief Dana Harris with a Veterans of Foreign Wars National Law Enforcement Public Servant Citation.

These awards are presented to those in law enforcement who are recognized by their colleagues or community in which they serve, consistent with excellence in the performance of their duties, and consistent dedication to their official responsibilities over a period of years, and continuous growth in responsibilities and skills within their profession.

Assistant Chief Harris has been with the Kill Devil Hills Police Department since July 2008; however, he began his career with law enforcement in 1978 working with the Elizabeth City Police Department, and then transitioned to working with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Throughout his entire career, Assistant Chief Harris has demonstrated tremendous professionalism and provides leadership that has developed and molded numerous officers.

Assistant Chief Harris is a well-respected officer and role model and embodies a true public servant. Kill Devil Hills is fortunate to have him serve our community.