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New ASU police chief-MPD veteran

MONTGOMERY, AL., -- A veteran officer of the Montgomery Police Department is the new chief of police at Alabama State University after retiring as the commander of the MPD Special Operations Team, which includes its SWAT Team, Bomb Squad and Narcotics Unit.

Henry C. Davis, 49, began his new role Monday as the chief law enforcement officer at ASU after serving 24 years with the city's police department in such varied roles as a patrol officer, director of Community Policing and finally with the rank of major, having been responsible for some of the city's major drug busts and special crime prevention operations.

Davis, a native of Birmingham, said he is excited about his new role at ASU.

"What attracted me the most about taking on the challenge of serving as ASU's police chief is that I noticed how hard President Harris and the Board of Trustees are working to make Alabama State an even better place to obtain a quality education," Davis said, "so naturally I wanted to be a part of their winning team."

"Personally, I want to work with our police force at ASU as it grows professionally, so we can make sure that Alabama State continues as a safe and secure place to go to school," Davis said Tuesday.

When Davis is not taking care of bad guys, he is serving as the pastor of the Word of Life Tabernacle, a non-denominational church, which is located in Montgomery.

"My two passions in life are protecting people here on Earth and serving God through the ministry, which offers people peace and protection in the eternal life to come," Davis said.

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