The search for LaFollette’s new chief of police has been exhaustive.
City council members narrowed down the applicants and conducted interviews on a select three. Campbell County’s own Jimmy Jeffries was named chief in the January meeting.
While Jeffries ranked above the other candidates for the position, he has a hard road ahead of him to combat the city’s growing crime rate and drug problem.
This isn’t an obstacle Jeffries is threatened by, if fact, he is embracing the opportunity to lead the department in a new direction.