The public was invited to a Meet Madison’s New Police Chief event on Tuesday, August 11 from 4 to 5 p.m., at the Senior Center of Madison County located at 1161 Southwest Harvey Greene Drive. The room was standing room only before the event had even started. City Manager Tim Bennett introduced Chief Ken Moore to the audience. Chief Moore is a Madison County native and he has 32 years of law enforcement experience. He is also a graduate of Florida A&M University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Chief Moore started his speech with a word of prayer. He then asked all of his fellow law enforcement officers, past and present, to stand, and he thanked them for their service.
“To the citizens of the City of Madison, a place I’ve always called home, I want to thank each of you for taking time out of your busy schedule to be here today and to share this moment,” said Chief Moore. “It is an honor and a privilege to serve in this capacity and I will try my best to do my best.” Chief Moore turned it back to Bennett, who unveiled his four-point plan to tackle crime in the city: safety, training, technology and community policing. Chief Moore also plans on implementing a Narcotic K-9 unit and a Police Athletics League. He fills the position left vacant following the departure of Chief Gary Calhoun, who resigned in November 2014. Captain Willie McGhee has been serving as Interim Police Chief.
1. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie R. Box, August 11, 2015. City Manager Tim Bennett (right) introduces Madison’s Police Chief Ken Moore (left) to the audience at the meet and greet on Tuesday, August 11 at 4 p.m.
2. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie R. Box, August 11, 2015. Police Chief Ken Moore stands with his family at the meet and greet on Tuesday, August 11. In the back row, pictured from left to right, are: County Commissioner Ronnie Moore and Police Chief Ken Moore. In the third row, pictured from left to right, are: Wanda Moore-Williams, Kyra Brown, Kendra Moore, Frances Moore-Phillips and Charles Moore. In the second row, pictured from left to right, are: Kyla Cruise and Amani Moore. In the front row, is: Ezelle Moore.
3. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie R. Box, August 11, 2015. Guest at the meet and greet enjoy delicious treats as they wait for their chance to meet the new Police Chief Ken Moore.