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Meet Haughton’s new police chief

Amanda Simmons

It’ll be business as usual when Haughton’s new police chief takes office.

Todd Gibson has spent the past two decades in Haughton, serving with the police department since 2004. In that time, he’s gotten to know the people and built great friendships.

One of those being Police Chief Rodney Farrington, who Gibson calls a mentor. Farrington is retiring from the force.

“He has been helping me on a daily basis with future plans and we’re going to continue serving the community until I takeover as chief,” Gibson said. “[Farrington] has been a great leader. He has taught me so many aspects of law enforcement over my career. He will be missed and we appreciate him and his service.”

Gibson previously told the Press-Tribune his priority in office will be community policing.

“I want to get our officers more involved with the residents here,” he said. “Our town is growing and it’s growing at a rapid pace. I don’t want the officers to be disconnected from the community and I’d like to see them get more involved with the churches and the schools here.”

Gibson received 55% of the vote during the Nov. 8 election, defeating Wayne Berry and Adrian Ruffin.

“I’m grateful for the people for putting their trust in me for the next four years as police chief,” Gibson said. “Thank you for your vote of confidence and your support.”

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