HUNTERSVILLE – The turnover continues for the Huntersville Police Department.

Deputy Police Chief Michael Kee will resign from the town’s police department on Dec. 6, marking the second high-ranking police official to unexpectedly leave his post this year.

Former police chief Phil Potter left Aug. 30. Potter announced his retirement after a nine-year run as the town’s police chief, but quickly resurfaced in Alcoa, Tenn., where he was hired to head Alcoa’s police department in October.

Assistant Town Manager Gerry Vincent has handled police department matters while the search for Potter’s replacement continues.

Kee’s departure was as sudden as Potter’s.

Vincent notified police staff of Kee’s resignation in an email on Dec. 3, according to Town Manager Greg Ferguson.

Calls to Vincent's office were not immediately returned.

Kee had served as the town’s deputy police chief since October 2011.

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce recognized Kee in May as a notable alum of its Leadership Lake Norman program. Kee assisted the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department last summer as a member of the Democratic National Convention command staff.

He began his law enforcement career with the Concord Police Department in 1992, according to the Huntersville Police Department's 2011 Annual Report. He joined Huntersville's criminal investigations division in 1998.