On yesterday evening, Willie James Bethley was sworn into the Hollandale Police Department as their new Chief of Police.

Bethley previously served in Sharkey County and has more than 20 years of service in law enforcement.

The city council expressed how glad they were to to have a Hollandale native to serve as chief.

Bethley wasn't supposed to start his chief duties for a couple of weeks, however he got straight to work this morning.

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