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Hutchins appoints new chief

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Dick Roth
Special to the Ellis County Press
HUTCHINS - In what many say is a long overdue move, Hutchins City Council members unanimously approved long-time Hutchins police Senior Sergeant Greg E. Griffin as chief of the Hutchins Police Department.

Griffin hopes to bring to the citizens of Hutchins, a new level of confidence in the police department. 

'I hope, in time, that the citizens of Hutchins will see a new direction for the police department, and take a renewed pride in our officers working for the good of the community,' said Griffin.

Twenty-five to 30 family and friends, including numerous members of surrounding law enforcement agencies, gathered for the quiet, but jubilant swearing-in ceremony at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Hutchins City Hall.

Griffin, who also served nearly ten years with the Wilmer Police Department and the Dallas County Constables office, fills the position left vacant when the former chief, R. D. Hutcherson, resigned to take a position as a deputy constable. 

Chief Griffin has pledged to devote his energies to making the Hutchins Police Department one in which the community will take great pride.

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