Philadelphia (Miss.) chief heads to Olive Branch

Mississippi State NewsThe Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Philadelphia Police Chief Bill Cox is leaving to become the head of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Olive Branch Police Department.

Cox tells The Neshoba Democrat reports that Olive Branch Police Chief Don Gammage offered Cox the job during the police chiefs’ convention earlier this year.

Cox is a 10-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department. He was named police chief last November.

Cox announced his decision to Mayor James Young and the members of his department Aug. 12. He turned in a letter of resignation to the city board the next day.

Friday was Cox’s his last day on the police force. He starts in Olive Branch in two weeks.

Cox previously worked at the Olive Branch Police Department for three years.