Mantachie names new police chief

MANTACHIE – Officials have named Mark Roberts of Saltillo as the town’s new chief of police.

A native of Baldwyn, Roberts has served in the Saltillo Police Department for most of his law enforcement career, holding positions as a patrol officer, investigator and assistant police chief. He has also spent time training officers and investigators in the Iraq Theater of Operations.

Roberts replaces interim police chief Brad Rogers, who took over the position left vacant by former police chief Richard Erickson, who left the force in 2012. Roberts began work on Saturday.