MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - There's a new top cop in the city of Moss Point, but he's no stranger to the River City.
"He's born and bred Moss Point and there's so many positive things and so much good here in Moss Point I think he's a good addition to all the good stuff that's already here," said Donna Rogers, who is a Moss Point business owner.
Calvin Hutchins is proud of the city he's from and humbled to now oversee the police department where he got his start in law enforcement more than 20 years ago.
"One of the biggest things that could ever happen to me in my career, to move through the ranks and become the chief of police," said Chief Calvin Hutchins.
Hutchins left his job as an investigator with the Pascagoula Police Department to accept the position as Moss Point's police chief after former chief Art McClung resigned amid allegations of drunk driving in late 2016.
"It's a new day, and we intend to move forward. Hopefully, we can build better relationships together and... put the past behind us," said Hutchins.
Hutchins has been welcomed back with open arms to a department and city he loves, which should make for a smooth transition.
"I can retire next year if I wanted to. I've got enough time in to retire, but I intend to stay here as long as I can and from that point on do something that hasn't been done in a while as a chief - retire from this office," said Hutchins.
As far as his goals, Hutchins would like to re-implement the youth explorer program and increase man power in the department.