Month-long vacant police chief position finally filled in Calhoun City

CALHOUN CITY, Miss. (WCBI) – After a month or so with no police chief, a north Mississippi town has a new top cop.

Since the former police chief, Ralph Horton, resigned unexpectedly in late September, Calhoun City has been without a full-time chief. That has now changed.

“We are here to introduce and present our new police chief, Mr. Rahn Giddens. We are so happy to have him on board and brings a lot of experience and we are happy to have him on board,” said Marshall Coleman, Calhoun City Mayor.

City leaders were looking for someone who they could count on.

“The people want the top law enforcement officer in the city to be someone that they knew to call and when that person gets to their house, then it is a welcoming figure,” said Coleman.

And someone with extensive law enforcement experience.

“He came in with an impressive number of years and he also was fully certified. And that was the priority. Chief Giddens had already been the chief of police so that is what separated him from the rest,” said Coleman.

Giddens also has his own set of goals.

“They can expect good community policing, good customer service and we are going to pay close attention to certain areas and make sure citizens get good effective assistance,” said Giddens.

Coleman said that it was the experience of Giddins that set him apart from other candidates.

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