COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) – Columbus officially has its chief of police.
New Chief of Police Fred Shelton was sworn into the position Monday morning in front of a large crowd.
Shelton has more than three decades worth of experience with the police department. He was unanimously selected in a 6-0 vote last week to lead the department.
This comes after the recent chief of police, Oscar Lewis, retired from the department in late December.
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