Nicholson retires as BPD chief

Published 2:35 pm Tuesday, January 23, 2024

In today’s world, it’s hard to imagine someone staying on the job for 36 years. But for Randy Nicholson and the Brewton Police Department, that milestone was reached this week.
Nicholson was honored by Brewton Mayor and Council on Monday with the presentation of a proclamation in the retiree’s honor.
“This is not a proclamation I’m happy to give,” Mayor Yank Lovelace said prior to the presentation. “I wish this was several more years down the road.”
Lovelace read the proclamation that covered the 36 years of service Nicholson has given to the Brewton Police Department, the city and its citizens.
Nicholson began his work with the department as a patrolman and worked his way up through the ranks serving as a DARE instructor and a member of the Escambia County Drug Task Force among other positions.
A reception honoring Nicholson was held in the city hall lobby following the presentation and was attended by members of the Brewton Police Department, city and county dignitaries, friends and family.