Joey Walker named as Purvis police chief

There's a new chief in town in Purvis, and his name is Joey Walker.

He's the fourth police chief Purvis has seen in five ears, and he replaces interim chief Preston Burkhalter. Chief Walker's background in law enforcement dates back to the Eighties. He says he plans to stop the revolving door of Purvis police chiefs, and that he's ready to take on whatever comes his way.

"The opportunity presented itself, I come back and I've had great support from the mayor, board of aldermen, and the surrounding law enforcement community. If you need me, call me. If I can help you, whatever, just call me. We do need the input from the community definitely," Walker said.

Walker added that he's overwhelmed and grateful for the support he's received from the community.