Weatherford resigns as Diamondhead chief - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Weatherford resigns as Diamondhead chief

DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) -

Diamondhead Police Chief Alan Weatherford is stepping down after just three months on the job.

Weatherford confirmed to WLOX News he submitted his letter of resignation Thursday. His last day on the job will be May 17.

Weatherford did not offer details on why he's leaving, but sources have told WLOX News the changing political leadership in the city is the likely reason.

Weatherford was named the city's first police chief in February by Mayor Chuck Ingraham with the blessing of the city council. But Ingraham won't be mayor much longer. Tuesday, after Tommy Schafer defeated Ingraham in the Republican primary. If he's elected, Schafer said he would like to continue the inter-local agreement with the sheriff's department.

Schafer faces opposition John Fletcher in the June General Election.

Until taking the job in Diamondhead, Weatherford spent his entire law enforcement career in Gulfport. He was the chief of police there when he retired in January.

Copyright 2013 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Woman calls cops on man trying to get into his own car

    Woman calls cops on man trying to get into his own car

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-08-18 13:03:15 GMT

    Corvontae Davis, a black man, was putting money into a parking meter when he was confronted by a white woman. 

    More >>

    Corvontae Davis, a black man, was putting money into a parking meter when he was confronted by a white woman. 

    More >>
  • Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

    Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:14:36 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:42 AM EDT2018-08-18 13:42:41 GMT
    (The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts.  The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...(The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts. The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

    More >>

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

    More >>
  • Lane becomes Category 4 hurricane as it churns toward the Central Pacific

    Lane becomes Category 4 hurricane as it churns toward the Central Pacific

    Saturday, August 18 2018 5:04 AM EDT2018-08-18 09:04:53 GMT
    Lane has upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane on Friday night. (Image: NOAA)Lane has upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane on Friday night. (Image: NOAA)

    Hurricane Lane continues to strengthen in the East Pacific and could become a Category 4 storm by the time it crosses into the Central Pacific basin sometime on Saturday.

    More >>

    Hurricane Lane continues to strengthen in the East Pacific and could become a Category 4 storm by the time it crosses into the Central Pacific basin sometime on Saturday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly