Texarkana, Texas 2021-04-07 17:44:54 –
Texarkana, Arkansas (KTAL / KMSS) — Christie Bennett was appointed Wednesday as the new chief of the Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department and became the first female chief of the department.
Emergency Administration Director Joe Bennett was honored to secure his wife at the ceremony. Chief Christie Bennett will replace Chief Robert Harrison, who has worked in the department for 31 years.
Bennett resigned as interim secretary in September 2020 and was previously a spokesperson for the agency.
Bennett says he is devoted to building relationships within the community and is excited about this new beginning.
“I’m completely overwhelmed by the love and support of the community,” said Chief Christie Bennett.
“And I am very grateful and congratulated to be part of the TAPD family.”
The ceremony took place at the Crossties Event Center in downtown Texarkana.
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