Weatherford Officially Sworn In As Gulfport's Police Chief

Gulfport's new police chief was officially sworn in Friday afternoon.

Family and friends gathered at the Good Deeds Community Center in Gulfport to witness Alan Weatherford officially assume his new position as the city's chief law enforcement officer.

Mayor Brent Warr chose the veteran officer from a pool of 60 other candidates earlier this month.

Weatherford has been in law enforcement nearly 20 years. He started at the age of 18 as a dispatcher with the Harrison County Sheriff's Department.