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.

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