Decatur’s new police chief is officially on the job

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Nate Allen took the oath of office as Decatur's new police chief on Monday, May 23. (Photo: David Schmidt/WHNT News 19)

DECATUR, Ala. – A new chapter has officially begun for the Decatur Police Department.  Newly appointed Police Chief Nate Allen took his oath of office Monday at 10 a.m. at the Decatur City Council meeting.

He’s taking over for retired Chief Ed Taylor.

Allen comes to the River City after serving as assistant police chief in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Decatur Mayor Don Kyle says former Chief Taylor and several others controlled the screening of more than two dozen qualified candidates for this position.

Chief Allen says he’s ready and prepared to learn about his new community.

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