- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The General Assembly has confirmed Gov. Pat McCrory’s choice to lead North Carolina’s crime investigation agency.

The House completed the task Wednesday when it agreed to the Senate version of legislation backing the nomination of Robert Schurmeier of Mooresville as director of the State Bureau of Investigation. Both the Senate and House gave unanimous support to Schurmeier.

McCrory nominated Schurmeier last month to succeed the retiring B.W. Collier, who was the first director under the current model in which the SBI works within the state Department of Public Safety, and the director is subject to legislative confirmation. Schurmeier’s term runs through June 2023.

Schurmeier served 29 years in the Charlotte and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police departments, rising to the rank of deputy chief. More recently, he’s been a security consulting firm president.

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