Mable Pierce Finally Speaks About Her Future

Outgoing Montgomery Deputy Police Chief, Mable Pierce is hinting she is dissatisfied with the evaluation process the city is using to find a new Police Chief. Pierce was a candidate for the top job until she dropped out on Monday.

On Thursday, she received a Dove Award from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, an award honoring women who make a difference in their profession. Before the ceremony, she implied she didn't have a chance to win the job. Pierce told WSFA 12 News, "I hope the public realizes that I am disappointed first and foremost because of not being allowed the opportunity to serve as the Chief of Police for this great city after being here 26 years."

Pierce was one of 29 people the city asked to take a seven hour assessment program to demonstrate verbal, written and legal skills, all considered necessary to handle the Chief's job. She decided not to take the exam which took her out of the running. Pierce will retire in January and will then take a job in the private sector.