Batesville, Arkansas Gets A New Police Chief

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Batesville welcomed a new police chief this week as John Scarbrough, the former assistant police chief, was appointed during a special meeting of the Batesville City Council. Scarbrough’s selection comes after serving as the interim chief since the retirement of Chief Alan Cockrill on April 1.

The decision was met with anticipation by Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh, who expressed confidence in Scarbrough’s ability to serve the community effectively. Elumbaugh highlighted the city’s eagerness for Scarbrough to assume his new role and emphasized his belief in Scarbrough’s capacity to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

Scarbrough’s appointment marks a significant transition in Batesville’s law enforcement leadership, signaling a new chapter for the police department under his stewardship. With Scarbrough at the helm, the community looks forward to continued safety and service as he assumes the duties of police chief.

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