by Ralph Dawe
After careful consideration and consultation with family, friends, business owners and city and county leaders, I have decided to retire as the Scottsboro Police Chief.
I will be retiring this summer, on or before June 1, 2020. I intend to seek election to the Scottsboro City Council, place #1 in August 2020. With your support, I will be excited to start a new chapter in my public service career and to continue to serve all the citizens of Scottsboro.
I have been a police officer in this city since 1989 and will retire with 31 years of active service. I have been working in police administration in Scottsboro for the past 21 years and have extensive experience and training in leadership, employee management, budgets, policies and federal and state laws. With the support of our citizens, past and present city leaders and my command staff, we have improved our police department and its services considerably.
I am also honored to have worked with great police officers and civilian support personnel employed at the Scottsboro Police Department that have helped me maintain the excellent service that we have provided for all our citizens.
I intend to continue to offer my service to the people in the capacity of a Scottsboro City Council member. I am very well versed in all the city operations, its finances and would like to use my ideas to continue to improve these operations and services to all our citizens.
I am honored to have earned the respect and support of our citizens, city and county elected officials, business owners and city employees. To all those that know my capabilities and character, I humbly ask for your support on Election Day, Tuesday, August 25, 2020.
If you would like to contact me to discuss any issues or concerns you may have, please contact me at 256-599-3433 and I will gladly meet with you to discuss any concerns you may have.