UPDATE: Carleton is Reed's choice for Tupelo police chief

Tupelo’s new police chief will be nominated Tuesday, and according to the City Council agenda, it’s Lee County Jail Administrator Capt. Tony Carleton.
Mayor Jack Reed Jr. will nominate, Carleton, 40, at Tuesday’s council meeting, and the council must vote to confirm the nomination.
If approved, Carleton will replace outgoing Chief Harold Chaffin when he retires Dec. 31.

Mayor Reed and Captain Tony Carleton released these comments regarding the Tupelo police chief nomination to come this Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at the Tupelo City Council Meeting:

Mayor Reed:
“I’m excited to be nominating Captain Carleton. We had several excellent candidates, and I’m sure the citizens will be impressed with the qualifications he brings to the job, just as I am.”

Captain Carleton:
“I am deeply honored to be nominated by Mayor Reed, and I look forward to having the opportunity to work with the citizens of Tupelo, Tupelo Police Team, Mayor, and elected officials.”

For more on this story see Saturday’s Daily Journal newspaper.

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