- Associated Press - Thursday, May 22, 2014

PONTOTOC, Miss. (AP) - Randy Tutor, who has worked as an investigator in the police department for 11 months, has been named police chief in Pontotoc.

The 52-year-old Tutor will succeed Police Chief Larry Poole, who is retiring effective June 30.

The Pontotoc Progress reports (https://bit.ly/1i7xQcM ) the board of aldermen hired Tutor on Tuesday.

Tutor is a native of Calhoun County. He will be in charge of a police force that includes 12 full-time officers and nine part-time officers.

Poole has been police chief for 26 years.

A retirement reception for Poole is scheduled for June 10 in the Pontotoc County Courthouse courtroom.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com

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