Vernon, AL police chief announces retirement

Ted Collins | Photo: Vernon Police Department

Vernon’s police chief Ted Collins has announced his retirement.

Posted: Sep 20, 2018 1:27 PM
Updated: Sep 20, 2018 2:53 PM

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.

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