Dozier pleased with deputy

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 11, 2014

More than a month into having a deputy patrolling the town of Dozier, officials say they couldn’t be more pleased with how things are going.

In April, the town agreed to contract with Crenshaw County in order to provide law enforcement for the town of 329.

The town had been without a police force for more than a year after former Police Chief Terry Mears resigned in March of 2013.

For more than a year, all calls from Dozier were already being routed to the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Department.

The new deputy, John Powell, works for Sheriff Charles West, and the town and housing authority are picking up the majority of the tab for the salary.

On Tuesday, Town Clerk Ann Holland said things are going smoothly.

“We couldn’t be more pleased,” she said. “It’s also great to see him working. He’s doing pistol permits, writing tickets and patrolling. I think all small towns should go to this. It’s great that the liability isn’t on us.”

-Kendra Bolling