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Bracy Coleman is Terry's new police chief

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TERRY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Former Jackson Police Chief Bracy Coleman, has been hired as the new police chief in Terry.      Coleman was sworn in November 21st and Tuesday was his first full day on the job.

Sixth-five-year-old former Coleman has also served as assistant chief in Canton. He retired as Jackson chief in 2001.   He left the Canton job in 2010.  

He has since been running a reserve officers training course for the Hinds County Sheriff's Office.

Coleman was once one of the toughest narcotics officers Jackson has ever had working the streets.

"Well I think it's a perfect fit for the career that I have had in law enforcement," said Coleman of his new job. "And I think the town is small enough that I can use my expertise and the things that I have learned over these last 37 years, in order to bring the police department up to where is should be."

Terry Mayor Rod Nicholson says Terry has four full time police officers but would not say how much Coleman is being paid.

"I don't want to divulge that" said Nicholson. "I just don't want to say."

The population of Terry, according to the 2010 census is 1,069 people, but the mayor says it has more people than that. 

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