The Roswell Police Department and city officials welcomed its new deputy chief, Philip A. Smith Jr., who arrived from New Hampshire earlier this week. The ceremony was held on Friday morning at the police station.
Mayor Del Jurney, City Manager Larry Fry, District Attorney Janetta Hicks and members of her staff and Chaves County Sheriff Rob Coon were among the list of dignitaries who attended the swearing-in ceremony.
Smith was selected in August to take the newly created post. Smith has 25 years of experience with law enforcement, starting as a patrol officer in Salem, N.H. He worked his way up from police lieutenant to patrol shift commander. In 2007, Smith became chief of police in Alton, N.H. Smith became the town administrator for the town of Atkinson, N.H., in Login to read more