WSFA 12 News was the only news station in Marengo County as the city of Demopolis swore in a new police chief. Chief Tommie Reese took the oath Tuesday. Reese, a Demopolis native, began his law enforcement career in the Marengo County Sheriff's Office. He says it's an honor to serve his hometown. "We understand that crime is on the rise, the economy is down, but we are going to do our best to make Demopolis a safe place. If it takes us night and day we are going to do that," says Chief Reese. Chief Reese says his first priority is gaining the trust and support of citizens.