MITCHELL MAYNARD NAMED SOUTH FULTON POLICE CHIEF
South Fulton native Mitchell Maynard has been hired as South Fulton Police Department's new Chief, according to Interim City Manager Joyce Gray.
Maynard most recently has served seven years with the Obion County Sheriff's Department as a Deputy.
He is a graduate of South Fulton High School, completed five years of study at Bethel University and is Tennessee Certified in law enforcement.
Maynard was hired from a field of six applicants, and according to Gray, received several letters of recommendation.
"Mitchell was spoken highly of by Obion County Sheriff Karl Jackson as well," Gray said.
Obion County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Kent Treece, in his letter of recommendation, according to Gray, stated "Michell is a fine example of what a law enforcement officer should represent in their community. He is a leader, sets a great example for younger officers and takes his job and the integrity of the badge seriously, and truly has a heart for helping people. He exemplifies the law enforcement creed "Protect and Serve"
Gray met with MTAS, Municipal Technical Advisory Service, in an advisory capacity, regarding the evaluation process and choice of a successful applicant. She first narrowed the field to two applicants, followed by research and interviews.
"I also had to look at the financial side, considering Mitch is already Tennessee Certified," Gray said, adding "I believe Chief Maynard will be a good fit for Team South Fulton and the residents. I look forward to working with him."
Maynard succeeds former SFPD Chief Andy Crocker, in the position.
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