Purvis hires new police chief

Published 1:22 am Friday, July 4, 2008

Police Captain Steve Reid has been promoted to police chief in Purvis.

The 49-year-old Reid succeeds Chief John Howard.

The 60-year-old Howard had been chief since June 2007 when he retired from the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Howard resigned Monday for personal reasons.

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Reid has been with the Purvis Police Department for three years.