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Prichard Hires a New Police Chief
PRICHARD, Ala. (WPMI) The City of Prichard has announced Jerry Speziale as its pick for the new Chief of Police.
Speziale is currently the Deputy Superintendent of Police and Deputy Director of Public Safety at the New York and New Jersey Port Authority Police Department.
Speziale has worked for the DEA and the NYPD, and is a former sheriff.
"I have no doubt we're going to get the results we're anticipating and we're expecting out of our next police chief," said Mayor Troy Ephriam.
Ephriam made the announcement at Thursday evening's city council meeting. The city has been without a chief since Jimmie Gardner was fired from the position back in December.
Ephriam said that Speziale has already started working.
"He's already been to our city. He's already put in a preliminary crime elimination strategy plan. He's already assessed and identified the issues just by coming down," Ephriam said.
When asked why he wanted the job, Mayor Ephriam said that Speziale said he wanted a challenge he could put his name to.