- Associated Press - Monday, January 20, 2014

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - Greenwood’s acting Police Chief Johnny Langdon Sr. will retire at the end of January.

Langdon, a longtime officer with the department, has been serving as chief since Henry Purnell retired in September.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports (http://bit.ly/1aEwbvb ) that Langdon had said previously he did not want to be considered for the permanent job.

Earlier this month, Mayor Carolyn McAdams’ attempt to hire Rob Banks for chief was derailed by a personnel policy, which prohibits officers from serving in any other department with police powers.

Banks serves as a Carroll County constable, meaning he has the authority to make arrests. He said he would not step down from that job until his term expires in 2015.

McAdams is reviewing the personnel policy before the search for a chief resumes.

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Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth, http://www.gwcommonwealth.com

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