Nick Bowles, a 20-year veteran of the Anniston Police Department, was announced Friday by City Manager Steven Folks as police chief, succeeding Shane Denham, who retired last month.
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Anniston City Manager Steven Folks said he planned to make a decision by July 29. The new chief will succeed Shane Denham, who retired earlier this month.
Several people stood under the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Pavilion in Zinn Park on Thursday evening and spoke in front of dozens of people at an emotionally charged prayer vigil organized by the Calhoun County NAACP.
Anniston police said a man may be charged with domestic violence following his dramatic, violent arrest in the middle of traffic on a busy highway in Saks on Saturday.
Each weeknight for the next two weeks, Sgt. Michael Webb will post a video on the Anniston Police Department’s Facebook page featuring an officer or City Hall volunteer reading a book. Webb hopes parents will join their children for a community-wide bedtime story that’s as much public service as it is educational.
Anniston police Chief Shane Denham said Wednesday it seemed that things had slowed down at the Anniston Police Department due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but he couldn’t say for sure how much crime rates reflected that.