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Murphy named permanent chief of Montgomery PD

Mayor Todd Strange announced that Kevin Murphy will become the permanent chief of Montgomery Police. Murphy has been acting chief since his predecessor Art Baylor stepped down to become a U.S. Marshall.

Major Brenda Mitchell will become MPD chief of staff, a new position. She is currently head of the patrol division for MPD. The department is eliminating the deputy chief position.

The new chief said "Our No. 1 responsibility is the protection of our citizens."

MPD Chief of Staff Brenda Mitchell: "it is a great honor to serve in this capacity "

In other city news: Deputy Mayor Jeff Downes announces Director of Planning is Robert Smith and Director of Development is Chad Emerson.

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