Brooksville searching for new police chief

By The Associated Press

BROOKSVILLE — Brooksville has begun the search for a new police chief.

The Commercial Dispatch reports the Noxubee County town of about 1,220 people has been without a chief for its six-officer department since Tina Williams left for another job months ago.

The city began advertising this week for applications for a new chief with a starting salary at $35,000 and the promise of a merit increase after a year on the job.

The town police chief is responsible for a number of duties, including overseeing the department’s three full-time and three part-time officers, preparing financial reports and budget estimates and overseeing federal grants.

The chief, according to the town, would spend about 60 percent of his time in the field and 40 percent in the office.