By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • firstname.lastname@example.org
RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Monday, the Rainsville City Council accepted the resignation of Rainsville Police Chief, Kevin Smith.
Chief Smith has over twenty-six years of experience in law enforcement. Smith began his work at the Rainsville Police Department in May of 2016, serving as a patrolman. He served in Investigations before being appointed as Rainsville Police Chief in January 2017.
In his short term as Police Chief, Smith was actively involved in the Rainsville community. Smith started the “Coffee With a Cop” program, where Rainsville citizens could get to know the police force better. He teamed up with Micah Swift, to bring “Shop with a Cop” to Rainsville. Countless numbers of children were able to receive Christmas presents and had the opportunity to shop with the patrolmen of Rainsville. Smith, also realized the need for warm coats for the local residents. He organized a coat closet in the basement of the police station, where anyone in need, could pick out a coat, no questions asked. He also taught a Self Defense Class to women, to name a few of the many things implemented during his time as Police Chief.
Chief Smith was an asset to the City of Rainsville and will be missed. Southern Torch wishes Chief Kevin Smith the best in all his future endeavors.