Covering Marengo County: There's a new top cop in Demopolis - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Covering Marengo County: There's a new top cop in Demopolis

Demopolis, Ala. (WSFA) -- The city of Demopolis has a new top cop, and he's no stranger to the community.

Mayor Mike Grayson appointed Tommie Reese to the position of police chief.  Reese, a native of Demopolis began his career in law enforcement with the Marengo County Sheriff's Department.  From there he worked his way up to chief deputy.

Reese says like many he's concerned about the economy and how it will affect the community he now oversees. "When you have the economy down like it is you have more crime, " said Reese.

Teese is also an FBI academy graduate. Seven candidates were interviewed for the job.

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