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Former New Orleans police commander named Montgomery chief of police

A 32-year veteran commander of the New Orleans police department has been named Montgomery’s new chief of police.

Montgomery's new police chief, Darryl Albert.

A 32-year veteran commander of the New Orleans police department has been named Montgomery’s new chief of police.

Darryl Albert, the former head of the Special Operations Division for the New Orleans Police Department, was described by Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed as a “best-in-class leader.” During a press conference Monday announcing Albert’s appointment.

Reed touted Albert’s role in helping reduce New Orleans ‘ homicide rate as the head of the NOPD’s criminal investigations division for homicide and later as a District Commander. Albert’s leadership roles also include Deputy Chief of Field Operations Commander of NOPD Crime laboratory.

“Commander Albert led units that slashed New Orleans’ murder rate while significantly reducing instances of violent crime,” the mayor said in a press release Monday.

During his time behind the podium, Albert promised to increase avenues of communication between the MPD and residents of Montgomery and build public trust.

“The responsibility bestowed upon me to take this position and to lead men and women in crime-fighting Strategies will not be taken lightly,” Albert said during the press conference Monday. “We will be hard on crime but will be kind on community.”

Former MPD Chief Ernest Finley, who assumed the role in 2015, resigned in early June of 2021.

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Interim Chief Maj. Ramona Harris took up the role directly following.

John is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can contact him at [email protected] or via Twitter.

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