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Montgomery announces collaboration with Texas firm to find next Montgomery Police Chief

Amid a massive city-wide increase of crime in Montgomery, Mayor Steven Reed accepted the resignation of the city’s former police chief, Darryl Albert, in early April.

Now, Reed has announced that he has hired a Texas firm, Strategic Government Resources (SGR), to find the capital city’s next chief. SGR specializes in providing solutions for local governments in recruitment and retention, leadership development and training, as well as innovation and future readiness.

“With the new interim chief of police in place, we have the luxury of taking the appropriate time needed to find Montgomery’s next police chief,” said Reed. “I’ve hired the national search firm Strategic Government Resources to help us find the right person for the job.”

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“SGR has worked to fill several hundred local government positions, and I am confident that they will provide us with the tools we need to identify and hire the leader this city deserves.”

Since 2002, SGR has conducted more than 450 local government searches in 37 states and is actively engaged in local government management operations across the country.

Currently, the Montgomery Police Department is led by interim chief Jim Graboys, a 33-year police veteran.

As the search for the new chief winds on, Montgomery’s violent crime rate is rapidly increasing. Just last month on June 5, a triple homicide occurred at a neighborhood Hispanic grocery store. On June 7, a child died after being shot in her home. Two teenagers have been charged in her death.

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on X @ShipleyAusten

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