Following the resignation of Police Chief Gary Calhoun on Thursday, Nov. 13, there have been some changes within the Madison Police Department.
Captain Willie McGhee is serving as the interim chief until the chief position is filled. He has been with the department since 1978.
Four officers at the police department have received promotions. Sergeant Investigator James Roebuck has been promoted to Lieutenant but will still continue with his role as an investigator. Sergeant Chris Cooks, who has been with the department for 12 years, has been promoted to Sergeant Investigator. Patrolman Joey Smith, who has been with the department for seven years, has been promoted to Corporal. Patrolman Andrew Brooks, who has been with the department for six years, has been promoted to Corporal.
According to City Manager Tim Bennett, advertising will begin in December to fill the chief’s position. The position will be advertised both internally within the Madison Police Department and