Alexandria police chief Hassan Aden resigns

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - He's spent 25 years working for Alexandria's police department, but now Deputy Police Chief Hassan Aden is leaving for a job in North Carolina.

The Washington Post reports Aden is becoming the chief of police in Greenville, N.C.

The 47-year-old will lead a 250-person police force.

Aden has a master's degree from American University in Washington.

He joined Alexandria's police department in 1987.