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Mosses hires new police officer

By EASON FRANKLIN
The Lowndes Signal

The town of Mosses has a new full-time officer to patrol the small community, said Mosses Mayor Walter Hill.

James Whitt was hired on with the Mosses Police Department Nov. 19 in the midst of the town’s search for a full time police chief.

Whitt lives in Montgomery and has formerly worked with the Hayneville Police Department.

“A new officer was brought on and is handling things for us at this time,” Hill said. “He is working full-time doing both traffic enforcement and patrolling.”

The committee formed to review applicants for the police chief position pushed the date back on the hiring of a police chief, after questions arose during the application review, said Hill.

Applicant’s schedules have not fit the needs of the police department, added Hill.

Hayneville Police Chief Kelvin Mitchell and new Sheriff-elect John “Big John” Williams are two of the members designated to head up the application review committee.

“We are in the process of interviewing people this week,” Hill said. “We hope to have a full-time chief by the beginning of 2011 or sooner.”

Hill said if the applicants in line to be reviewed are approved by the committee, a recommendation will be made to the Mosses town council to fill the full-time position.