Mount Gilead police force resumes full-time coverage

The Mount Gilead Police Department has resumed full-time responsibility for law enforcement in the town.

Mount Gilead Police Lieutenant Jimmy Wells, Detective Sergeant Jody Majors, Officer Charles Warner, Officer Chris Lee, Interim Chief Pat Preslar, and Officer Daniel Schober (left to right) take an oath of service at a meeting of town commissioners, Aug. 11, 2015. (Mount Gilead Police Department photo via Facebook)

Mount Gilead Police Lieutenant Jimmy Wells, Detective Sergeant Jody Majors, Officer Charles Warner, Officer Chris Lee, Interim Chief Pat Preslar, and Officer Daniel Schober (left to right) take an oath of service at a meeting of town commissioners, Aug. 11, 2015. (Mount Gilead Police Department photo via Facebook)

Town officials had contracted with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for coverage following the resignation of some officers and the April departure of former chief Ralph Vieux. Now, under the leadership of interim police chief Pat Preslar, local police are again able to carry out the day-to-day operations of the department.

The changeover took place at 6 a.m. Monday.

Earlier this month, Preslar thanked citizens for their “support and patience” during what he called a period of “reorganization” in the department. He also expressed his thanks to Sheriff Chris Watkins and deputies for providing law enforcement coverage over the past several months.

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