New chief to be sworn in Monday

Published 12:40 am Sunday, July 30, 2017


The Natchez Democrat

NATCHEZ — The City of Natchez plans to officially swear in its new police chief Monday in the City Council Chambers on Pearl Street.

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Natchez Mayor Darryl Grennell said Walter Armstrong would be approved and sworn in at a 4 p.m. special call meeting. Grennell and aldermen had reportedly agreed unanimously on Armstrong July 20, but a vote on Monday would make the appointment official.

Grennell also said the public would get a chance to meet their new chief face-to-face. Following the meeting, a meet-and-greet reception will take place 5 p.m. at the Natchez Convention Center.

Armstrong headed the Vicksburg Police Department for eight years before being replaced early July for what he called “100 percent political reasons.” Armstrong served as a state trooper for 25 years prior to his stint as VPD chief.