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Video: Sturgis Police Department Decisions Made

STURGIS, Miss. (WCBI) -A special town hall meeting was held tonight in Sturgis to discuss the police department and a decision has been made to start accepting resumes.

The board of Aldermen has decided to start looking for a part time Chief, a part time assistant chief and a part time officer. The mayor says they’re hoping to have the new chief on duty starting August 1st.

“Business as usual for the next couple of weeks because were going to be looking forward to interviewing these people. We’ve had a lot of interest already and some very qualified people looking for the job so next couple of weeks we can breeze on through and keep on going,” said Mayor Walter Turner.
Qualifications for the new officers are that they should be part time certified, have 5 years experience, and preferably live within 30 to 35 miles of the city limit. The board has decided to put off the vehicle situation until a later date.