Stroud appointed police chief

Pat Kimbrough, The High Point Enterprise, N.C.
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Apr. 28—The city announced Wednesday that interim Chief of Police Travis Stroud has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis by interim City Manager Randy McCaslin.

A 25-year veteran of the High Point Police Department, Stroud was named interim chief last year after Ken Shultz retired.

"Travis has demonstrated his dedication and leadership in our police department for many years," McCaslin said. "Chief Stroud also excelled in the interim role since this past August. While he will continue the standard of excellence for the High Point Police Department, we are looking forward to where he takes the department in the future."

Previously, he served as an assistant chief, a tactical team commander, patrol commander, field training team commander and vice and narcotics commander.

"Since assuming the role of interim chief of police in August, the support from the citizens of High Point, city leadership and the High Point Police Department family has been overwhelming," Stroud said. "I am excited and humbled by the opportunity to lead the men and women of this department while working alongside the members of our community to make High Point a safe city. I have no doubt this will be the toughest assignment of my career, but I cannot imagine working anywhere else. I am committed to these officers and this city."

Stroud was born and raised in High Point and graduated from T.W. Andrews High School in 1990. He attended Appalachian State University, graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.