MOSS POINT—Lead law enforcement officer, Keith Davis, submitted his resignation Thursday, June 12. News of his resignation shook the community. News 25 spoke with residents the day after Davis’ announcement for the reactions and concerns of the citizens of Moss Point.
On Tuesday, June 17 the Board of Aldermen is scheduled to vote on the acceptance or rejection of Davis’ resignation. Mayor Billy Broomfield of Moss Point gave a statement regarding the upcoming meeting.
“The Board of Aldermen will vote on accepting his resignation at the next regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday, at that time the board will formulate the city’s plan for the next step,” said Broomfield.
Sources told News 25 that Davis cleared out his office Thursday, June 12. While city officials have little to say, citizens of Moss Point are sad to see the police chief leave.
William Trevvett of Singing River Rehabilitation and Nursing Home Center said his business had a positive working relationship with the Davis’ administration. Travvett was surprised to hear of Davis’ resignation because he believes under Davis’ administration crime had lowered and community engagement had improved.
“Any change is never the best change, so I’m not sure what Moss Point is going to be looking at,” said Trevvett. “The chief and the whole police force has been fabulous to us as a business and a community, so I’m shocked.”
As of Friday, June 13, it is unclear as to the reason for Davis’ resignation. Davis declined to comment at this time.