Mayor-Elect Stimpson Names New Police and Fire Chiefs

Mayor-Elect Stimpson Names New Police and Fire Chiefs

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Yesterday News 5 broke the news that Mayor-Elect Sandy Stimpson would reveal Deputy Chief James Barber as the city of Mobile's new Police Chief. Friday morning during a press conference Stimpson made the official annoucement. Right now, Barber overseas the Field Operations Bureau. In August, Deputy Chief Barber hit the campaign trail with Mayor-Elect Stimpson. He's been a front runner for police chief in recent years.

Stimpson also announced Randy Smith as his new fire chief, pending confirmation by the Mobile City Council. Smith is currently the Deputy Director of Communications. He's worked for Mobile Fire-Rescue for more than 25 years. Smith says it's a huge honor to receive this nomination. He says the department provides excellent service and wants to see that service continue to improve. He looks forward to the challenges that are ahead.
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