Cooper out as chief|Mayor wont give reason
Published 6:39 am Wednesday, October 14, 2009
By By Lisa Tindell
East Brewton residents may find a face missing in the police department staff this week.
East Brewton Mayor Terry Clark confirmed that B.C. Cooper was no longer the chief of the police department for the city.
But Clark would not elaborate on the details of the vacancy left by Cooper’s departure.
A replacement for Cooper is already in the works, Clark said.
Clark did say he expected an answer from the police chief candidate within the week.
Cooper was hired as chief of the East Brewton Police Department in July 2005. He was named to the position upon the retirement of Mallard Wilson.
Cooper was selected by members of a search committee from a pool of eight applicants.
He had served more than 20 years in supervisor positions in other police departments around the state with five years a police chief experience.
According to his resume, Cooper is retired from the U.S. Army. He had been a narcotics investigator for one year at the Clio Police department and was a narcotics enforcement agent at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department from 1996 until 1999.