Madisonville swore in its new police department chief Thursday morning.
Chris Taylor was promoted from major to chief after 24 years of service with the Madisonville Police Department.
Chief Taylor says he’ll focus on continuing to eliminate crime that is a direct correlation of circulating illegal drugs, decreasing traffic accidents, dispersing police coverage to areas of high need and increasing police interaction and communication with the general public.
He thanked a crowed that attended his swearing in that was also broadcast live on Facebook and said he’ll work to build on recent successes in the department.
Taylor replaces Chief Wade Williams, whose retirement became official Thursday.