Tyronza promotes officer to chief of police

Tyronza promotes officer to chief of police
(Source: Raycom Media)

TYRONZA, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 town has a new police chief.

The city of Tyronza has promoted Officer B.J. Carter to chief of police.

Mayor Charles Glover said Carter has been with the department for a couple of years.

The city is now looking to fill the officer position Carter vacated.

Glover said the Poinsett County Sheriff's Office has stepped up to help the city while they work to fill the position.

Tyronza's former police chief Tony Turner announced his retirement in March.

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