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MADISON, Ala. -- Mayor Paul Finley and Council President Tommy Overcash have announced the resignation of Larry Muncey as Chief of Police.

The resignation was submitted with a two-week notice which means that Muncey's last day with the police department will be Wednesday, December 1. The resignation will be officially brought to City Council at the November 28th council meeting.

“Chief Muncey was a key driver in our focus on community policing," said Mayor Paul Finley. "Multiple initiatives he and his team implemented continue to be very successful in the safety they provide our citizens. During his tenure, Chief Muncey was a pivotal leader helping our community through tragic events such as the Discovery Middle School shooting and the April, 2011 tornados.”

The Madison City Council now plans to work diligently with the mayor's office to determine a path forward and when and who will fill the position of Chief of Police best.

Major Jim Cooke will continue his current role as acting Chief of Police until the role is officially filled.