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December 14, 2017

12/6/2017 4:57:00 PM
Lt. Anthony Morgan Announced As Finalist For Covington Police Chief

Covington City Manager Richard Douglas is pleased to announce that Anthony Morgan, who serves as a lieutenant with the Kalamazoo, Mich., Department of Public Safety, as the finalist for the position of chief of police and public safety director for Covington.

Lt. Morgan participated in a application process that included an eight-person interview panel and 18-person community panel.

Lt. Morgan has served in his role in the Kalamazoo, Mich., Department of Public Safety for 14 years.

During that time, he has supervised police, fire and medical first responder operations.

He obtained a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from North Carolina Central University, located in Durham.

Morgan’s training credentials include attending the Grand Rapids Police Department Leadership Institute, the FDTN fire company officer school and the Manclow Leadership School.

In addition to his current role within the Kalamazoo, Department of Public Safety, he served as a service division sergeant, a road patrol sergeant, a Kala-mazoo Valley enforcement team investigator and patrol officer.

Morgan was one of the final four candidates to fill the position of Covington city police chief, which was left vacant by the October retirement of J.B. Brough-man. He served as chief of city police for 14 years.

Joining Morgan in the candidacy were Kenneth Lawson of Williamsburg, Glen Smith of Largo, Fla., and Kyle Moore of Covington.

These four individuals were among the 25 applicants that vyed for the position.

The candidates participated in a reception Thursday, Nov. 30, that took place at Covington City Hall where they met with the public and local government representatives.

Following the reception, Morgan and the other candidates in the final four took part in interviews that took place Friday.

During the search for a permanent replacement for Broughman, Jeanne Miller has served as chief in an interim capacity.

Miller, who has a 44-year career in law enforcement, came to Covington from Davidson, N.C.

The hiring of Lt. Morgan will be official pending the completion of an extensive background investigation.

Earlier this year, an outside evaluation of the police department cited the need for changes, including shift schedules work by officers.

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