VERNON, Ala. (WTVA) - Vernon’s police chief Ted Collins has announced his retirement.
Vernon Mayor Glenn Crawford says Collins announced his retirement Monday afternoon during a city council meeting.
Collins has served as police chief for 24 years, Crawford said.
“He’s been a good one,” the mayor stated.
Collins' last day is scheduled to be October 31.
As for what’s next, Crawford says current assistant police chief Davy Eaves has taken over day-to-day duties but will officially become the acting police chief once the retirement begins.
Eaves has served as assistant police chief for five years.
The interviewing process will then begin.