Mayor-Elect Expected To Name New Police Chief

Mayor-Elect Expected To Name New Police Chief

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Mobile, AL -

Sources within the Mobile Police Department confirm to News 5 that mayor-elect Sandy Stimpson has appointed a new police chief.

Deputy Chief James Barber has been named the city's top cop. Currently, Barber oversees the Field Operations Bureau which includes the Special Operations Division. That division includes the Mounted Patrol Unit, Central Events Mini Precinct, Traffic Safety Unit, Tactical Response Unit, Jaguar Detail, Homeland Security Unit and Marine Detail.

In 2010 Deputy Chief Barber was a top candidate along with Micheal T. Williams, before he was appointed chief that year.

News 5 has reached out to Stimpson's administration, but so far we haven't received any comment.

An official announcement is expected Friday.

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