Alexander City officials named a police chief Monday night.
Charles Rafford comes from Birmingham where he spent 20 years on the force.
Most recently, Rafford served as a Captain in the Birmingham Police Department.
Rafford tells WSFA 12 News he looks forward to the challenges ahead.
He has a long list ahead of him. He intends on meeting with personnel, reviewing procedures, meeting with community leaders and citizens.
Rafford is a retired military officer. He and his wife have been married for 20 years and have three children.