Purvis loses one police chief, gains another

John Howard
John Howard

Following the departure of John Howard, Purvis has promoted one of their officers to the top position on the force.

Capt. Steve Reid, 49, will take Howard's place. He has been with the Purvis police for three years.

Howard turned in his resignation effective Monday. He had been chief nearly one year.
The retired Mississippi State Trooper started Tuesday as a resource officer with the Lamar County School District.