Goldonna Police Chief submitted his letter of resignation

Goldonna Police Chief Joe Hines submitted his letter of resignation to town leaders, according to Mayor Jennifer Smith. Hines is charged with one felony count of cruelty to a juvenile. Coming up at 4:00 P.M., learn the next steps before the town can appoint a new police chief.

Once the letter is submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office, the town has 20 days to appoint an interim police chief. Town leaders will then set a date for a special election to be held in March. Anyone interested in being interim police chief that meets the qualifications can contact the mayor at (318) 413-7761 or any council member.

The number to the Town Hall is 727-4444. More information will be released as this process unfolds.