Drakeford Promoted To Moss Point Police Chief

The Moss Point Police Department has a new chief. City officials say the Moss Point Board of Alderman voted to promote Demetrius Drakeford to the chief position at Tuesday night's board meeting.

Drakeford had been the interim chief since the former chief Michael Ricks resigned last month.

Drakeford says his first mission as chief is to find out the department's needs, like new equipment and uniforms, so his officers can perform at their best.