IT'S OFFICIAL - Nashville's new Police Chief Anthony Puckett (left) is sworn in by Nashville Mayor Donald Street. (Graphic photo by Amanda Clark)
Nashville's new police chief is now official.
Mayor Donald Street swore in Chief Anthony Puckett last Tuesday night prior to the start of the town council's regular meeting.
Puckett has been serving with the town since June 18 but was unable to be officially sworn in because the town was waiting on paperwork to come through.
Town Manager Randy Lansing said the paperwork was sent to the interim chief's email, which was not being checked anymore, so the paperwork wasn't processed when it was received.
Puckett comes to Nashville from Spring Hope, where he served as the chief for five years. He began his law enforcement career in 1994 and was initially sponsored by the Nashville Police Department for basic law enforcement training by then Chief Donald Skinner.
Street also welcomed J.T. Winstead to Nashville's police force. Winstead comes from the Nash County Sheriff's Office.
In other business, Nashville's Town Council approved a resolution directing the town clerk to investigate a petition to annex a home on First Street Extension.
The petition was received from Lansing and his wife, who recently moved to the First Street Extension home. The home is currently located in the town's ETJ. A public hearing on the annexation request will be held at the town's August 6 regular meeting.