Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Petties Appointed Police Chief

Fairhope, Alabama

By a 4-1 vote interim Chief Joe Petties was appointed to be Police Chief for a 4 year term, with a one year probationary period. Councilmembers Mueller, Brewer, Burrell and Ford voted for Petties; Boone voted for Mike Reynolds.

Councilman Mueller called it "not an easy process, it affects a lot of people."

Council member Brewer said she was "very comfortable with my choice."

Boone said it was the "hardest decision ...  it was easier to ask my wife to marry me."

Councilman Ford called all the applicants "good men ... any one could be chief."

Councilman Burrell said the decision was "one of the most difficult in my whole life ... 4 really good
men ... came down to 2 for me ... one stood out and touched my heart (during interview)."

Burrell referenced Scripture, Matthew 5: "blessed are the pure in heart."

Fairhope Police Department - Fairhope, AL


Anonymous said...

Glad thats over with. Time to move on. Joe's a good man.

Anonymous said...

Good luck Chief Petties. Don't let anyone sway you from what is right or wrong. We need a good strong man who can stand up for his men and our citizens.

Anonymous said...

Why in the world would you appoint someone that stated in their job interview that they are going to retire in 4 years?

Anonymous said...

Maybe he believes in term limits that unfortunately some people (Kant) doesn't.

Anonymous said...

Does this guy have a college degree?

Anonymous said...

Some of the dumbest people I know are college graduates. Life experience iss more important.

Anonymous said...

Work experience in this job is more important than a college degree. Lack of a degree is not a problem.

Anonymous said...

Just can't possibly hire anyone that's not from Fairhope can we?

The good ole' boys are alive and well.

Anonymous said...

anyone notice, hes the first black chief in the city's history? a historic event in a traditionally racist town.