Papania recommended as Gulfport's new police chief

Leonard Papania
Leonard Papania

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Gulfport's administration recommended Leonard Papania as the city's new police chief.

The Gulfport City Council must first ratify his appointment which will happen in two weeks.

The announcement was made during Tuesday's city council meeting. Papania is currently the Gulfport Police Department's deputy chief. In all there were 65 applicants for the top spot.

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