New Chief of Police for Gadsden
Gadsden native succeeds retiring Gadsden Police Chief John Crane as the new Chief of Police. Chief Lamar Jaggears was selected by the Gadsden Civil Service Board as Gadsden’s new police chief. Jaggears was one of four officers within the department who interviewed for the job. The decision took roughly a month to make. Jaggears is a 1989 graduate of Litchefield High School and has been with the police force for 25 years. Jaggears says he always wanted to be the top cop in the city. He says he plans to keep things simple, maintaining an open door policy and supporting the community with his partnership. Jaggears is the first Chief to be hired from within the force since 1988.