JACKSON, Miss.- Jackson Police Chief Lindsey Horton announced his retirement Monday and will go into effect immediately.
Assistant Chief of Police Lee Vance will serve as Interim Police Chief. Vance has served in the area of law enforcement since 1987.
Mayor Tony Yarber accepted Horton’s retirement, and praised Chief Horton for his service to the Jackson Police Department the last 30 years.
“Chief Horton’s career of public service should be commended. We’re grateful for his assistance during our Administration’s transition and wish him the best,” Yarber said. “We could not have transitioned so smoothly without him.”
Horton thanked the Mayor for the opportunity to serve the citizens of Jackson.
“I’ve enjoyed three decades of law enforcement,” Horton said in a news release. “I’m looking forward to the next phase of my career.”