Interim Police Chief Appointed

Mayfield, KY – Mayfield officials hope to hire a new police chief in the near future, but in the meantime they've selected temporary department head. Mayor Arthur Byrn has installed 20-year-veteran Larry Alexander as acting police chief. Alexander, who was formerly Operations and Telecommunications Director, says he plans to apply for the permanent chief post. Mayor Byrn tells the Mayfield Messenger he hopes to hire from within the department, but has heard several candidates outside the force are also interested. He expects to reach a decision by mid-May.