Lake City has a new police chief

Lake City has named Jody Cooper its police chief.

He replaces Billy Brown who resigned as police chief last month due to health reasons.

Cooper was sworn in Tuesday evening during the Lake City Council regular meeting.

He resigned as the Andrews Police Chief in January to accept the position of the Lake City Assistant Police Chief.

Cooper says he looks forward to the position and knows he has his work cut out for him.

He has nearly 20 years of experience in law enforcement.